Officer Buys Shoes for Girl in Need
Florida cop plays Good Samaritan
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2013 4:48 PM CST
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(Newser) – It's another story of a nice gesture by a Florida cop: An officer visiting an elementary school in Melbourne noticed a young girl whose shoes were split down the front and "flapping in the breeze," a school bookkeeper tells Florida Today. Her socks weren't much better. After asking what size she wore, the officer returned later with two new pairs, along with matching socks. "She was just in heaven," says the bookkeeper. The cop got a hug from the girl as his reward, but staffers didn't catch his name, so the Good Samaritan will remain an anonymous one. It was a classy move by him and a lesson in generosity for the girl, observes the Stir. (Click to read about an officer in Miami who bought groceries for a woman who got busted while shoplifting groceries for her family.)