A police officer has warmed the hearts of social media users after his department shared his act of kindness on Facebook.
Brian Zagorski, a police officer at Niles Police Department in Chicago, US, has made headlines for all the right reasons.
The selfless cop, who has been with the department for 12 years, and his partner Michael Dati spotted a homeless man tripping over his own shoes as he tried to walk across a park on 8 June, Liftable reported.
The scene touched Zagorski's heart and he decided he wanted to help the man. At first Zagorski offered the homeless man a bag of H.O.P.E., which is a small backpack s filled with hygienic supplies, but he declined.
Briefly.co.za gathered Zagorski then offered the man his shoes.
“His eyes kind of lit up, kind of speechless. He didn’t say no, which was the first time he didn’t say no to me,” Zagorski said.
Coincidentally, the cop and homeless men wore the same shoe size and Zagorski urged the man to try on his sturdy work boots.
Dati took a photo of his partner and the homeless man without them noticing and the inspirational story has since been shared on the department's Facebook page.
The story inspired social media users, who praised the kind cop for helping the homeless man.
Helen Hollis commented: "That officer needs recognition for such a selfless act!"
Ada L Rodriguez-Laboy said: "Beautiful! Good job Brian beautiful heart. We need more people like you."
Alice Wallace added: "Brian that is so nice of you. You are a good and very decent man. God bless you."
Martha Harpling wrote: “'Kindness is the ability to place the needs of others in front of your own, to be selfless and to empathize with those around you.' You, Officer Zagorski, are the epitome of kindness."
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