Officer Praised For Kind Gesture to Homeless Man


An officer in Florida is being praised for an impromptu act of kindness after pictures of her eating with a homeless man go viral.

Sergeant Erica Hay was going about her day when she saw a homeless man in need. So she decided to do something about it. She decided to buy the man breakfast. She even sat down with the man and ate with him so that he would have some company.

“I was heading to Dunkin’ Donuts to get breakfast when I saw this man sitting by himself, so, I decided to buy him breakfast,” Hay told the Ocala Post. “I then went over, sat down, and ate breakfast with him.”

Local resident TiAnna Greene witnessed the scene and began taking pictures of the officer breaking bread with the man. Later she posted those pictures to her Facebook and praised Hays.

“I don’t know this officer, but, I admire her today and everyday,” Greene said on her Facebook.

Greene also told the Ocala Post this small act of kindness brightened her day.  

“He turned out to be a very nice man who just has a sad story,” Hay told the Ocala Post. “He is a person.”

Greene’s image of Hay and the homeless man has been shared over 4,000 times since posting it on July 16.

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