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WATCH: DRPA Officer Gives Shoes to Homeless Man

A homeless man has a new pair of shoes thanks to a kindhearted Delaware River Port Authority Officer.

Kayla Palmer of Pine Hill, New Jersey told NBC10 she and her father were at the PATCO station in Lindenwold around 4:30 p.m. Saturday when they spotted a homeless man who had just been kicked off a bus.

“My dad saw the man get kicked off the bus,” Palmer said. “He didn’t have any shoes on. I came up and he was telling me about it.”

Palmer then spotted DRPA officer Kenya Joyner approach the shoeless man.

“We saw the officer pull back up and we thought he was gonna tell him to leave,” Palmer said. “Instead he came out with a box of shoes.”

Palmer began recording as the man tried on the pair.

“That was nice of you,” Palmer said to the officer as she walked towards him. “I wanna shake your hand. You’re gonna go viral!”

“Oh come on,” Officer Joyner said while laughing.

Yet while the officer didn’t want to be in the spotlight, Palmer is hoping that his kind act gets the attention it deserves. She later posted the video on Facebook.

“He needed some recognition,” she said. “Because you do see some of those negative stories.”

Take a look at the video embedded above.

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