On Wednesday, police officer Danny Antillon from the Glendora Police Department in California acted with great compassion and bought a pair of shoes for a distressed, disabled and shoeless woman.
The Glendora Police Department had received calls asking for someone to check on the well-being of a woman who was asking for assistance, KTLA reported. Antillon went to respond to the call, and encountered a woman sitting at a bus stop next to a walking cane with no shoes on her feet.
The woman told Antillon that she had a disability and that her feet hurt because somebody had stolen her shoes the night before.
The officer went to a nearby Goodwill and purchased sneakers and a jacket for the woman, according to a Facebook post by the Glendora Police Department. He also bought her a bottle of water and a bus pass so she could get home.
"She was having some issues walking," said Antillon, according to KTLA. "She kind of didn't want any help at the time, but I figure she needed it."
Antillon's colleagues stayed with the woman while he drove to the nearest Goodwill. Though the store was not open, an employee let the officer enter after he knocked.
According to a spokesperson for the Glendora Police Department, Antillon was unaware that another officer who had responded to the call took photos of the scene. A second officer who witnessed the act of kindness notified the department to let them know what had happened.
Shortly after, the Glendora Police Department shared photos of the interaction on the department's Facebook page, along with a brief synopsis of what Antillon did for the distressed woman.
Within 24 hours, the post had garnered more than 18,000 likes, 2,600 shares, and over 1,000 comments. Many social media users expressed gratitude for the officer's kind actions, calling Antillon a hero and thanking him for his service.
And what about the woman?
"She seemed pretty happy," Antillon said.
Photo credit: Glendora Police Department via Facebook