Homeless guy starts job at McDonald's after police officer helped him shave for his interview
Last week, we reported the heartwarming story in which a police officer went the extra mile. City of Tallahassee Police Department Officer Tony Carlson, who considers himself a "peace officer" first and foremost, spotted a man trying to shave outside a gas station and went over to see what was going on.
"As I got out of my car, he asked me if I knew anything about fixing a razor, because it was broken, and if I could look at it," Tony explained at a recent press conference. "For whatever reason, instead of just getting in my car and leaving, I went over there and I looked at it, and it was missing a screw."
Tony helped Phil to tighten the screws and get the razor working properly, so he could get clean-shaven for an interview. Phil was "excited" for the interview, but had been told he'd need to be clean-shaven for the role, so this little moment of kindness went a long way. Many others would have simply asked him to move on and not taken the time to help change his life.
"It happens all the time, It just so happens this time somebody caught it on film," Tony said. "Officers all over the place… our department, the Sheriff’s department, other cities… they’re always doing things like this that don’t get the attention that this just happened to get."
Now, it appears that it all worked out - and Phil is set to be starting his new job!
Posted to the Talahassee Police's Twitter, we can see Phil get his new uniform for the role. "We were all reminded this week how a little kindness can go a long way," they wrote.
The police revisited Phil shortly after to find that he's doing well in his new job. In addition to this - they gave him gift cards offered to him by various local restaurants!
It just goes to show how much effect even a small act of kindness can have!