Heartwarming photo shows police officer sharing pizza with homeless woman

A North Carolina policeman spent his lunch break sharing his pizza with a homeless woman and his warm gesture isn’t going unnoticed.

According to CNN, 29-year-old Officer Michael Rivers has been working for the Goldsboro Police Department of North Carolina for nine years.

Last Wednesday, March 11 he noticed a homeless person after her shirt caught his eye.

Her shirt read: “Homeless. The fastest way of becoming a nobody.”

“God put it on my heart to get her lunch,” Rivers revealed to CNN. “So I turned around and I asked her, ‘Hey, did you eat today?’ And she said, ‘No.'”

Cassie was out on her lunch break and observed Goldsboro’s Finest enjoying lunch with a homeless person. Law enforcement…

Posted by Chris Barnes on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Officer brought two pizzas from a close by shop and sat down on the grass next to the woman.

The kind gesture was snapped by a citizen, who then shared the photo on social media.

“Law enforcement does so much for our community, with a lot of it going unnoticed,” Chris Barnes said in his Facebook post.

As of now it has been shared nearly 5000 times and received more than 2700 likes.

“We see you Goldsboro P.D. Keep up the good work,” Barnes wrote.

“I come to work and my method is, ‘Who can I bless today? Who can I make smile?,” Michael told CNN. ‘”I’m not the one that wants to take somebody’s father or mother away and put them in jail.”

Officer Michael was also applauded for his kindness by his Police Chief Michael West.

“The circumstances around our job are often an unpleasant call to service, but this picture just shows we’re human like anyone else and any chance we get to serve the community and help people, we take that chance,” Chief West said. “I’m very fortunate to have Officer Rivers in our department.”

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