(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.

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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.

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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.

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The officers say the good deed makes them feel good. They insisted on remaining anonymous.