The world could use more acts of kindness.
Tony Carlson, Tallahassee officer of police, did not believe he was being taped one Sunday afternoon.
Carlson answered a call on Thomasville Road near Circle K and pulled into a parking lot of a gas station. Carlson saw a homeless man trying to shave his beard.
Phil, the officer who was named Phil, didn’t have a mirror and had razor issues. Carlson stopped by to help Phil. Carlson tightened the knob on the razor, and Phil shaved his thick beard. Phil applied for a job at a nearby McDonald’s. The officer asked him if he needed to shave cleanly in order to apply for a job.
Carlson stated, “If he is willing to help himself then I must be more than helpful and try my best to help him as much as I can.”
The video was filmed at a gas station by a resident and posted to Facebook on Monday afternoon. It had over 113,000 views and 2,000 Facebook shares.
Carlson stated, “Hope this will give Phil an opportunity to get a job.”
According to a McDonald’s spokesperson, a McDonald’s representative told Monday afternoon the Tallahassee Democrat that a McDonald’s representative had told him until his biography was confirmed and he provided ID