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Viral video shows police officer helping homeless man shave for a job interview

Florida police officer Tony Carlson was caught on video as he helped a homeless man shave prior to a job interview.
Florida police officer Tony Carlson was caught on video as he helped a homeless man shave prior to a job interview.
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A Florida police officer helped a homeless man shave prior to a job interview at McDonald’s, and a video capturing the moment went viral.

Officer Tony Carlson approached the man, Phil, when he saw him struggling with a razor outside a local gas station, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. As Carlson fixed the razor, which was missing a screw, he learned that Phil needed to shave to prepare for a job interview at McDonald’s.

Since Phil didn’t have a mirror, Carlson shaved his beard for him. The moment was caught on video by a citizen at the gas station who uploaded it to Facebook. The Tallahassee Police Department reposted the video, which now has more than 159,000 views.

“If he’s wanting to help himself, I need to be more than helpful and try to help him out the best I can," Carlson told the Tallahassee Democrat.

According to Inside Edition, the shave helped Phil land the job. Once Phil receives the necessary identification documents he applied for, he’ll start as a McDonald’s employee.

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