New Jersey Police Officer Buys Shoes for Barefoot Man

A New Jersey police officer went above and beyond the call of duty when he purchased shoes for a man in dire need of them.

Officer Kenya Joyner with the Delaware River Port Authority removed the man from a bus at the request of the driver because of a policy requiring that riders wear shoes, a DRPA spokesman said.

When he saw that the man was barefoot, Joyner sprung into action.

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“This cop just got this guy a pair of shoes,” said a woman who recorded the nice gesture in a video uploaded on YouTube.

“That was nice of you, I want to shake your hand,” she told Joyner, who humbly handed over the shoes and immediately walked away. 

“I’m videoing you, you’re gonna go viral,” the woman said.

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“Oh, come on now!” Joyner laughed.

DRPA’s CEO John Hanson said in a statement to INSIDE EDITION: “We could not be prouder of Officer Joyner. His compassion, generosity and humility set an example that we should all strive to emulate. He personifies our organizational core values of stewardship, service and community.”

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