One act of kindness has put a Palm Beach, Florida, deputy in the spotlight.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported on its Facebook page recently that deputies had been sent to a gas station, where a man was reportedly begging. When they arrived, one deputy found a man wearing carpet for shoes.
"After I get past the necessary, I ask him what size shoe he wears because I was going to get him shoes," oene deputy wrote on Facebook.
The responding deputy said he was going to get the man a pair of shoes, but a K9 deputy reacted first. He pulled a used pair of $200 boots from his truck and handed them to the shoeless man.
Coincidentally, both wore a size 9-and-a-half.
"The guy instantly put a smile on his face," the deputy wrote. "Just goes to show you, we all aren't bad guys. We do protect and SERVE!"
A picture of the two has since been uploaded to Facebook, where it’s been received positively.