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Homeless man gets job after shave from police officer

Posted: 6:57 AM, Jul 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-30 06:57:25-04

A Florida police officer goes beyond the call of duty to help a homeless man get a job. And it paid off!

According to the Tallahassee Police Department, a resident sent in a video of Officer Tony Carlson shaving a man's beard. The man, named Phil, told Carlson he had a shot at a job at McDonald's, if he could shave his beard. Phil didn't have a mirror, so Carlson shaved off Phil's beard for him.

Officer Carlson checked in with Phil the next day, and found out he had talked to the McDonald's manager and was set to get the job, but still needed to get his Florida ID and Social Security Card. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's office in Tallahassee heard about Phil's story, and emailed the forms Phil needed to fill out to Officer Carlson.

Carlson then took Phil to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles as well as the Social Security Office to turn in his paperwork. Phil got his Florida ID card, and got the job at McDonald's. His first day at work was Friday.

The Tallahassee Police Department has been posting updates on its Facebook page, the posts have gotten thousands of likes, shares and comments.