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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Updated 9:31 a.m., July 31: The homeless man, getting a shave with the help of a Florida police officer, has gotten his job and started his career.
The Tallahassee police posted to its Twitter account that Phillip, or Phil, started his new job at McDonald’s on Friday, WSVN reported.
#GoodNews Phillip aka “Phil” started his new job today at @McDonalds! We couldn’t be more proud! The way #Tallahassee has come together to help has been amazing to say the least. We were all reminded this week how a little #kindness can go a long way. #TeamPhil pic.twitter.com/gtgtOGUs6f— Tallahassee Police (@TallyPD) July 27, 2018
Original story: A good deed caught on camera shows how police in Tallahassee, Florida, serve and protect their community.
The Tallahassee Police Department posted the video of Officer Tony Carlson helping an unidentified homeless man get a job, WTXL reported.
Carlson was at a local McDonald’s when the man applied for a job, but the restaurant said they couldn’t hire him because of his beard, WTXL reported.
So Carlson helped the man, grabbed some clippers and helped shave the beard away while they stood outside a gas station next door, according to WTXL.
A person recorded the video and shared on social media.