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Cop Buys Homeless Man Meal Instead of Kicking Him out After Customer Calls To Complain

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Acts of kindness are always inspiring to those who witness them. They challenge us to reach out to the people we encounter in our lives and do something meaningful.

One man’s acts of kindness have been noticed and recorded numerous times.

South Carolina Police Officer CJ Mullinax responded to a 911 call about a homeless man who was “asking for scraps” at a Hardee’s restaurant.

But instead of escorting the man out, the kind officer asked if he could buy the man a meal. Mullinax pulled out his wallet and ordered the man two cheeseburgers.

Hardee’s employee Victoria Paige Summer was blown away by the officer’s kindness and recorded a short video of the interaction.

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“[He] handled the situation amazingly!” she wrote in a Facebook post.

The video she shared has been viewed almost 150,000 times as of June 1, and people across the country can’t help but praise the officer.



Summer believes it was a customer who got upset and called the police, as the employees at Hardee’s have been feeding the man for a few days.

One resident recognized the homeless man in the video and said he was a veteran named Donald.

“He served in the Army from 1978-1981 then got out, worked in construction and then hit a wall which brought him to a point in his life that walked him down the road to homelessness… his family doesn’t talk to him and he’s the nicest guy,” the local said.

Officer Mullinax was previously noticed in 2015 when he stopped to throw a football with children in a local neighborhood.

Yesterday, another video went viral showing the officer having a water fight with children in the neighborhood while he was on patrol.



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Mullinax seems to jump on every opportunity that comes his way. His acts of kindness are ones that touch the hearts of many around him.

Watching him, we should all be challenged to do the same. A single act of kindness goes a long way, so let’s start a chain reaction.

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Allison Kofol is an editorial intern for The Western Journal. She is a student at Grove City College and will receive her Bachelor's Degree in Communication next year.
Allison Kofol is an editorial intern for The Western Journal. She is a student at Grove City College and will receive her Bachelor's Degree in Communication next year. In her spare time, she sings, writes music, crochets, and eats Chick-fil-A. She also loves to spend time at a local jail, where she leads Bible studies with incarcerated women.
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