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Firefighters Give Shoes to Barefoot Man Walking Along Freeway

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Riverside Fire Department

Firefighters showed one man that a simple act of kindness goes a long way after they stopped to give him a pair of shoes as he was walking barefoot near the freeway earlier this week.

According to a Facebook post by the Riverside Fire Department, Engine 6-C was returning from training Monday and "noticed a local homeless man walking slowly on the side of the freeway overpass on Columbia Avenue."

The fire engine stopped and firefighter David Gilstrap offered the man a pair of tennis shoes he had with him.

Photos from the agency's Facebook page show Capt. Rob Gabler assisting the man with his laces.

The Facebook post has been shared hundreds of times and has garnered more than 1,000 likes.

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