Man Gives Away Shoes Off His Own Feet To Needy Person

A man who was down on his luck walked into a Chick-fil-A in Bowling Green, Kentucky. One customer noticed the man's shoes were so worn out that they were falling apart and being held together by duct tape. When the needy man was about to go back out and brave the cold, someone stepped forward to perform a random act of kindness.

Hallie Cassady, a local who had stopped in to enjoy some chicken, witnessed the kind act and reported it on social media. She heard one customer approach the needy man.

"Sir?" the first man said.

"Yes?" the needy man responded.

"And [the first man] just looked at him in the eyes and took off his boots, and handed [them] to him,” Cassady reports to WBKO.

Cassidy was so touched by the kind act that she grabbed her father's phone and snapped a picture. The good Samaritan was sitting at a table, finishing his chicken, in his stocking feet.

Hallie's father, Kyle Cassady, kept the image taken by his daughter. He shared the photo on Twitter. “Just witnessed an awesome act of kindness by this gentleman taking off his boots during his meal at the (BG) Chick-fil-A to give to a man in need with shoes that were being held together with duct tape,” wrote Mr. Cassady.

Kyle says he's glad his family got to witness such an act of compassion. "As a parent, you always want good examples and role models for your kids … [Hallie] got to see something that you don’t see every day," he explains.

Kyle is right - the incident had a big impact on Hallie. She says the man who gave away his boots without flinching to a total stranger has inspired her. She's hoping that by spreading the image, more people will be inspired.

“You could tell it made the other guy’s day,” she told WBKO. “And it made my day.”

A great kindness like this is uncommon, but not unheard of. Most of the time in order to catch it, you have to be vigilant. A lot of everyday heroes do generous things to help other people out. These may seem like small things, but when you’re the person in need, they add up to a huge difference.

A 14-year-old boy from Louisville, Kentucky began talking to a homeless man on Labor Day. The homeless man had big holes in his shoes and the teen, Laron 'Ron Ron' Tunstill Jr., took his own shoes off his feet and gave them away.

Earlier this month, in New York City, NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo ran into a barefoot homeless man as the weather was turning frigid. The officer told the man to follow him, and he walked to a nearby shoe store. The cop paid $75 out of his own pocket to buy the homeless man insulated winter boots and thermal socks.

In Cleveland, Ohio, a police officer answered a complaint about a homeless man sleeping in an apartment building entryway. The officer, who doesn't want to be identified, gave the homeless man the shoes off his feet. He then asked the homeless man to wait so the officer could go home and get more winter gear for him.

It's good to know that even with all the problems we have today, there are still angels out there willing to lend some help at a moment’s notice.

Source: Fox News
Photo: ABC 13

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