Kansas woman Tammra Bose was so touched by a soldier’s act of kindness she decided to share it on the Internet.
Bose was at a stoplight on March 18 when she saw a car pull over on the ramp of I-470, WIBW reported. According to Bose, a man in military fatigues got out of his vehicle and walked up to a homeless man sitting on the side of the ramp. The homeless man had his possessions piled up around him.
The soldier then started speaking to the homeless man, and Bose snapped a picture of the touching moment.
“I would love for the world to see this picture because it is worth more than a thousand words,” Bose told WIBW. “It is so heartwarming. I thought it was nice of the soldier to get out of his car and go talk to the man.”
Bose then shared the photos on Facebook, thanking the soldier and reminding everyone to treat others with kindness.
In 2011, the homeless population in Kansas consisted of roughly 2,570 people, and overcrowding at homeless shelters has been an issue in the state, LJ World reported. Homelessness is also an ongoing issue for veterans. Roughly 11 percent of the adult homeless population are veterans, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. About 1.4 million other veterans are reportedly at risk for homelessness due to poverty, lack of support systems, and substandard living conditions in overcrowded housing.