Detroit officer helps homeless man shave

A Detroit Police officer helped a homeless man shave.
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CNN, (WILX) - A heartwarming moment between a Detroit Police officer and a homeless man will make your day.

"I observed him standing over here trying to use a water bottle to rinse his hands, his coat, his face and his eyes. So I walked up and I said, 'Excuse me sir.' and at that point he's like, 'Okay, I'll leave, I'll leave, I'll leave.' and I said 'No, you need some help,' and he turned around blindly and said, 'Yes, thank you. God bless.'," said Officer Jeremy Thomas.

Jeremy Thomas is the Detroit Police officer in the heartwarming pictures Jill Schafer shared on Facebook.

Officer Thomas had no idea anyone was watching when he helped the man shave.

The razor and shaving cream were part of a hand up for the homeless that a woman and her daughter had just given the man a man.

"What he did for me was alright because, you know, I'm going through my thing. I feel bad about myself, but I'm going to be alright," said Stanley Nelson who was helped by the officer.

"God's going to bless him. He's going to bless him for doing that because he didn't have to do that. He got a heart and he understands when you're out here on the street, you know, look out for somebody because God will look out for you," said Nelson.

Helping others is why Officer Thomas joined the force three years ago.

"Just know that this could be you at any day. I mean, like I said, nobody's better than the other person, maybe in a better position in life, but use that opportunity to take care of somebody else when you can," said Officer Thomas.

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