Photo shows incredible moment between police officer, homeless man

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Deputy's Act of Kindness Towards Homeless Man Goes Viral

MORRISON, Ill. — A photo of an Illinois deputy's simple act of kindness has gone viral.

Alex Fischbach recently shared a photo of Deputy George Depuy talking to a homeless man in a McDonald's restaurant.

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Posted by Alex Fischbach on Saturday, January 2, 2016

According to The Huffington Post, Depuy had driven the man to the restaurant to stay warm and had even given him money from his own pocket to get food.

"It was incredible to see something so compassionate happen right in front of my eyes," Fischbach told The Huffington Post. "It was just a simple reminder that not all cops are bad."

Fischbach explained that the deputy had picked the man up on the side of the highway and walked him into the restaurant. Once inside, the deputy asked an employee to let the man stay to keep warm.

Before leaving, Depuy handed the man money and refused to take "no" for an answer.

"I'm not asking you to take it," Depuy said according to the Facebook post. "I'm telling you to take it."

The man then thanked Depuy and shook his hand before the two parted ways.

Fischbach said although he was just an onlooker, it was a good reminder that a simple act of kindness can go a long way.

"With all the post out there about how awful law enforcement is, let this be a simple reminder. Not all cops are bad," Fischbach said. "This man deserves all the praise he can get, so please share this post."

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