A group of police officers in Tennessee shelled out $160 from their own pocket to make sure an elderly man without food had enough to eat for the next month, WKRN reports.
In Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, a 79-year-old disabled man called dispatchers because he had not eaten in two days. The police officers who responded had a surprise in store for him:
A short time later, a group of officers showed up at his door with several bags full of groceries. The officers had spent $160 out of their own pockets to make sure the man had enough food in his kitchen to last him a month.
“I think he was shocked at the amount of food that we bought and just the fact that it was there without question,” said Nathan Bolton.
A picture of the officers stocking the man’s cabinets was posted on Facebook and the good deed has been shared by people across the country.
“It’s difficult for us to see as police officers. We’re out here to take care of the public at large and that doesn’t always mean stopping a car. Sometimes it’s us doing little things like this,” said Mark Billions.
The man, who asked not to be identified, said his debit card was stolen by his former caretaker, and he relies on a fixed income and Social Security benefits. The caretaker was arrested and booked on theft and fraud charges.