While leaving work earlier this month, one Arizona man was stopped in his tracks when he spotted a homeless man crawling on his hands and knees on the side of the road.
“I stopped my car,” said David Lee Witherspoon Jr., who works as a full-time employee at the Phoenix Veteran Affairs and is the president of the St. Vincent de Paul’s food pantry in downtown Phoenix. “I didn’t even pull over. I just saw him right away, so I got out and I asked him, ‘Sir, what’s wrong?’”
The man explained that he became homeless after he got into a fight with someone at his last home and ran out with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of socks on his feet. However, as the temperatures rose, the ground became too hot to walk on without shoes, and he was forced to crawl to keep his feet from burning.
Witherspoon began washing the man’s feet with some water, and then grabbed an extra pair of shoes, which he keeps in his car to change into as he goes from work to volunteering at the food pantry, and put them on for him. “A lot of people give up on people now and that’s the biggest problem,” Witherspoon said. “I mean, you don’t have to… empty your wallet or anything like that; just a simple, kind act.”
Watch the entire video below to see the incredible thing this man did for a homeless stranger.
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[Featured image: ABC15 Arizona]