There are still many kind and generous people on the planet, who go above and beyond in order to unconditionally help someone in need. This article, which first appeared in Americanow, brings proof of that.
Many police officers are not ‘only’ risking their lives in order to save lives and protect the citizens, but they are also going out of their way to serve and help the people around. For instance, an Alabama police officer, Cpl. Sebastian Goldman went at a local grocery store to pick up food for inmates and he noticed that the employee, who was assisting him, was wearing shoes covered in duct tape.
The police officer disclosed for AL.com: “I looked at him and said: ‘What’s up with duct tape? Is that something all the kids are doing? A fashion statement?'”
The 19-year-old employee admitted to Goldman that he ripped his shoes at work and was planning on buying new ones when he got paid. Goldman proceeded to ask him what his size was and then went on his way.
The officer delivered the food to the inmates and then visited the Shoe Dept. in Hueytown, where he bought the young man a new pair of shoes. He returned to the store and gave the shoes to the employee.
“I said: ‘Man, here you go. I didn’t know payday was Friday or two weeks from now,'” the officer said. “He said, ‘What do I owe you?’ and I told him to just pay it forward.”
This genuine and kind gesture was taken to Facebook thanks one local resident, Angela Roach Scory.
This is what she wrote in her post, alongside the photo of the teen’s shoes covered in duct tape:
“Special shout out to Hueytown Police Officer Goldman. Today he saw a young man with duct tape on his shoes at Food Giant and bought him a new pair of shoes! Everyone at Food Giant this morning was in tears when he brought them to the young man!!!! Way to go Office Goldman.”
Hueytown Police Chief, Chuck Hagler also expressed how proud he is for this great and kind gesture.
“Like so many officers, one of the things that attracted Corporal Goldman to police work was the chance to help people. I am pleased and proud of what he did, but not surprised,” Hagler told AL.com after the story went viral on the Internet. “Good people act when they see a person in need and most police officers that I know are fundamentally good people.”
This story should serve as a great lesson to all of us. It’s a good thing, that people reflected so positively on social media. The readers applauded the officer for the generous and kind gesture.
“Just shows all police officers aren’t. One bad one can cause people not to trust. Thank you officer for being so caring,” a Mad World News reader commented on the site’s Facebook page.
“This is a hard working young man you can tell he is not spoiled. Willing to work with his shoes taped up! Bless him and the police officer,” wrote another one.