People are loving a video that shows Officer Carlson of the Tallahassee Police Department helping a citizen in need. The action may not have been the usual work of a police officer, but when Carlson saw a man named Phil struggling to shave his beard for a job interview, the kind policeman lent a hand.
It turns out Phil had just come from McDonald’s, where he was told by the manager that in order to interview for a job, he would need to be clean shaven. Carlson overheard the conversation and stepped in to help by getting some clippers. Since there wasn’t a mirror available, Carlson went the extra mile and played barber, too.
Kelly Duvall posted the video her daughter captured, and the example of simple human kindness has since gone viral. Everyone is rooting for Phil to get the job, and it seems a possibility.
The owner of the McDonald’s, Raphael Vazquez, told CBS News:
We are always looking to hire those who go the extra mile at my restaurants and this gentleman has proven himself to be willing to do just that. We look forward to having him come in to complete the application process and sit for an interview.
It didn’t take long for the media to pick up the video.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 24, 2018
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 24, 2018
Well done, officer.https://t.co/lKNrrEi6FF
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) July 24, 2018
“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.” https://t.co/vbRuX2Ken5
— KFOX14 News (@KFOX14) July 24, 2018
It warmed hearts and gave people hope.
Now that is the AMERICA that used to exist! Kudos!
— Shelley Coles (@no1nosme) July 24, 2018
Awesome hope he gets the job too!! That’s what kindness is and more is needed especially in the political world my gosh there is news other than POTUS refreshing
— lisa marinucci (@LisaNucci1967) July 24, 2018
Sympathy still exists in our culture, it's just rare these days.
— Ian Day (@Ian9909) July 24, 2018
Love this!!! Kudos to the officer!!! #backtheblue
— Mimirocks (@mimirocks63) July 24, 2018
Bless you officer ✈️❤️
— Cath (@cat_emah) July 24, 2018
Love this #KindnessMatters
— Kim (@kimsonafelt) July 24, 2018
We certainly hope to hear good news from Phil soon.