(CBS) — A couple of Norridge officers were observed purchasing new shoes for a homeless man and then watching to make sure they fit.
They did this not knowing someone had taken a picture and did not wish to be personally recognized.READ MORE: Man Shot And Killed In East Garfield Park
WBBM spoke with the two officers by telephone to talk about the good deed.
They said they were called Dec. 29 to a bus shelter, where a homeless man was sitting with a bunch of blankets.READ MORE: Ed's Tech Notes: Apple Cutting Production On iPhone 13, Twitter's New Feature, Drone Delivers Lungs For Transplant
He reportedly said he had wanted to board a bus, but was told he couldn’t do so because he didn’t have shoes.
The officers say the man’s shoes had no soles on them. So, they decided to buy him a pair of boots. The officers went to Payless and picked out a $60 pair, size 15 ½.
The officers say the man expressed his appreciation, shaking their hands, and telling them he could now go and try to find a job.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm Temps For The Bears Game
The officers say the good deed makes them feel good. They insisted on remaining anonymous.