A police officer's close shave is the best story you'll see today

Tallahassee cop helps homeless man get job

A police officer is captured on video helping a homeless man.
A police officer is captured on video helping a homeless man.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Video of a Tallahassee police officer's close shave is going viral.

The cellphone video posted online shows the officer helping a homeless man named Phil, who appeared to be having trouble shaving outside a gas station.

"As I got out of my car, he asked me if I knew anything about fixing a razor because it was broken," Tallahassee police Officer Tony Carlson said.


According to the post on the Tallahassee Police Department Facebook page, Phil wanted a job at a nearby McDonald's, but the restaurant said it would not hire him unless he shaved.

"He seemed excited about it, which I thought, 'If he is willing to help himself, I should help him out the best I can,'" Carlson said.

Carlson is seen on the video helping Carlson shave his beard.

Phil got the job, and video of the act of kindness has been viewed thousands of times.

#MustSee #MorePureAwesomeness We thought the picture was awesome, well here’s THE VIDEO of Officer Carlson helping one of our citizens. #TPD #Tallahassee THE STORY AS TOLD BY THE CITIZEN SUBMITTING THE INFORMATION: “My daughter just sent me this picture and called to tell me the story, I had to share....she went to the gas station and saw this officer shaving a homeless man's beard. A minute later the officer went into the store and Hannah walked in after him and saw him cleaning himself up because he was hot and sweaty. She offered to buy him a drink and got talking. Apparently the officer was at McDonald's next door and this gentleman went in looking for a job. He was told they wouldn't hire him unless he shaved his beard. So the officer went and got some clippers and shaved the man's beard so he could go back and get a job! I am so proud to live in a community where our deputies and officers are such wonderful people. Good job Tallahassee Police Department!!! ❤”

Posted by City of Tallahassee Police Department on Sunday, July 22, 2018

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