Police Officer Shares Meal With Homeless Man
TiAnna Greene was taking her daughter to summer camp when she stopped at a traffic light and saw something incredible. A Florida police officer sat down on a street curb next to a homeless man and handed him some food and a cup of coffee. She was moved by the act of kindness and felt compelled to capture the moment.
"What really caught my attention was the fact she then pulled out food for herself and started to eat with him. She just seemed very, very comfortable," Greene said. "I got my phone out and started snapping pictures because I was so overjoyed by the interaction."
After posting the pictures to Facebook, the act of kindness soon went viral and the Ocala Police Department identified the officer in Greene's photos as Sgt. Erica Hay.
"We're not a large community so I know most everybody, especially the homeless in the area, but I didn't know him," Hay said.
So she took it upon herself to share breakfast with him!
"He was just there by himself alone, so I just grabbed food and went back to eat with him. Nobody wants to eat alone," she said, adding: "I like eating with anybody."