– Homeless man came to police station to report a theft and was treated well by this officer
– Policeman says it made him “feel great” to help the man
– An act of kindness was caught on CCTV, so now everybody can see it
Brent Gaither, police officer from North Bend, Oregon, noticed the poor man and immediately rushed to his aid.
The visitor appeared to be a homeless man who came to police station to report a theft.
“He came right into the department barefoot,” Gaither told Inside Edition. “He was going to walk 50 miles up the coast to visit family when his belongings were stolen.”
Gaither went next door to make a special purchase and bought the man a blanket and a new pair of hiking boots.
The kind-hearted cop also made a bed-roll for the man to sleep in and gave him a clean pair of socks.
Department Chief Kappelman praised Gaither in his Facebook post:
“What do I love about this story most?' Officer Gaither didn't tell me he was going to do that, he didn't tell me after he did it, and Dispatcher Heather Young took it upon herself to notify me what was happening. Humble and compassionate community policing...that'll make a chief proud!”
Watch the CCTV footage below.