Every day, people perform acts of kindness for others; they just aren’t always noticed. However, TiAnna, a Florida woman, noticed a police officer doing something she thought was worth sharing last week.
TiAnna was walking across the street from a Dunkin’ Donuts in Ocala when she noticed a cop had parked her squad car in the lot. The officer was sitting next to a homeless man on the curb. The Ocala Police Department’s PD Officer Sergeant Erica Hay had bought the homeless man breakfast and decided to sit and eat with him.
TiAnna was so moved by what she was seeing that she took photos and shared them on Facebook. “Although I was the only person blessed to witness less than two minutes of her kindness that definitely came from the heart,” TiAnna wrote, “it truly made my morning.”
When the story went viral, Sgt. Hay was taken aback. The leader of her department’s K-9 unit was unconcerned about what she did, explaining that she simply noticed the man sitting alone and decided to buy him breakfast. “He turned out to be a very nice man with a sad story,” she told the Ocala Post. He is a real person.”
A simple truth and a great reminder to everyone that being kind does not require much effort; all you have to do is notice the person next to you!
Please tell your friends about this wonderful story!