Firefighter Gives His Sneakers To Barefoot Homeless Man

This is one of those stories that restores your faith in humanity. California firefighters with the City of Riverside Fire Department Engine 6-C were returning from training when they noticed an elderly homeless man walking very slowly on the side of the freeway. He had no shoes on.

The firefighters decided to stop and help.

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Photo credit: City of Riverside Fire Department






“Firefighter David Gilstrap offered his tennis shoes which he had on the engine company and Captain Rob Gabler walked over and assisted the elderly gentleman with putting the shoes on and offered him some water,” wrote the City of Riverside Fire Department, after sharing some photos.

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Photo credit: City of Riverside Fire Department

Needless to say, their story has gone viral and won the kindhearted men accolades from everyone who reads it.

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