Firefighter Gives His Sneakers to Barefoot Homeless

A group of firefighters from the City of Riverside Fire Department in California was on the way home from training when they came upon an older man who appeared to be homeless, slowly crossing an overpass, completely barefoot.

So, they pulled over to assist. The department’s Facebook post on the subject notes, “Firefighter David Gilstrap offered his tennis shoes which he had on the engine company and Captain Rob Gabler walked over and assisted the elderly gentleman with putting the shoes on and offered him some water.”

Reactions on social media were positive as expected with one user commenting, “This is something that everyone can do. Let those that are called to be of service be an example to inspire others to do the same.”