- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

An Indianapolis police officer’s random act of kindness has gone viral thanks to Indiana Pacers player Roy Hibbert.

Hibbert posted a picture of an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer, who had gotten out of his patrol car to give a pair of black boots to a homeless man near the 30th Street exit ramp off of Interstate 65, a local ABC affiliate reported.

Just seen an Indy police officer pull over. Go into his trunk n give a homeless guy a pair of shiny boots. #COPS,” Hibbert tweeted to his 334,000 followers Monday afternoon.

The post was retweeted more than 3,500 times and shared all over Facebook and Twitter.

The homeless man, Frank, told the station that he has been homeless since 2011. He said when he first saw the officer, he thought the officer was coming to give him a ticket.

“I’ve never met an unkind person on the street. They know I don’t mean them any harm,” he said.

Frank said the boots were a size 10 and he wears a size 15, so he gave the boots to another homeless man who had holes in his shoes.

Frank thanked the officer for being so kind, the station reported.

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