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Deputy's Simple Act of Kindness Towards Man With Disabilities Caught on Camera

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A member of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in California was recently caught in an act of kindness.

A man named Mr. Haston was driving on Bear Valley Road last week when he noticed an officer sitting on a bench beside an elderly man in a wheelchair, according to a post on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page. Haston turned his car around to get another look at the scene and witnessed Deputy Sims paying respect to the man by just being with him and later helping him onto the bus.

“The scene led my thoughts to believe the deputy was paying honor and respect to this gentleman, almost as a friend would, perhaps just keeping him company as he waited for the bus to arrive,” Haston wrote in a letter he sent to the watch commander at the Victorville Station. “Thank you sir for the integrity of this man under your supervision. Well done! Thank you Deputy Sims for your service.”

In a world where people with disabilities are too often ignored, it was a simple but beautiful gesture.

The below letter and pictures were sent in to our watch commander at the Victorville Station, we’ll say no more and let… Posted by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on Friday, September 11, 2015
  h/t Reddit Uplifting

Originally published: September 15, 2015
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