Cops Help Man With His Tie in Preparation for Job Interview: 'He Got the Job!'

"He was ready to go get that job," Sergeant Howard Marshall of the St. Louis Police Department told

A small gesture goes a long way.

That was what these Missouri cops demonstrated when they took a few minutes out of their day to help a man with his tie.

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Sergeant Howard Marshall of the St. Louis Police Department told that he and his partner, Officer Abenet Carper, spotted Willie Hatcher lingering around a bus terminal.

Moments later, Hatcher approached the officers with an important question.

“He asked if either of us knew how to tie a tie because he had a job interview, and he didn’t know how to tie a tie,” Marshall said. “I said, ‘Absolutely.'"

To help the man, he wrapped the tie around his own neck before handing it back to Hatcher.

"I thought it was neat," Carper said. "We always want to have that interaction with the community. it's good to see they can come to us and ask us for help anytime they need to."

The police department later announced on Facebook: "He got the job! Whoot! Whoot!"

Following the acquittal of former cop Jason Stockley, a white police officer accused of killing Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, protesters took to the streets of St. Louis.

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Despite the tension between cops and civilians as a result of the unrest, Marshall said he was glad to see Hatcher comfortable enough to ask them for help.

“He approached us and it took a lot of strength and courage,” Marshall explained. “After dealing with [the demonstrations] all weekend, I was tense and everything. It was such an awesome feeling he trusted us.”

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