Police officer's support helps homeless man land job
TALLAHASSEE - A Tallahassee police officer's kind gesture helped a homeless man land a job, but the job is likely just the beginning.
Last week, video of Officer Tony Carlson helping a man, identified as Phil, shave his face in preparation for a job interview spread across the internet.
Fast-forward a few days and Phil got the job, but the offer was contingent upon Phil gathering a valid, state-issued ID and his birth certificate.
Senator Marco Rubio heard Phil's story and offered to help him get the documents he needed to start work.
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A Tallahassee-based shelter helped Phil get in touch with the right people and he was able to get what he needed.
Just about a week later, the Tallahassee Police Department announced Phil is officially starting his new job.
"Phillip aka 'Phil' started his new job today at McDonald's! We couldn’t be more proud! The way Tallahassee has come together to help has been amazing to say the least. We were all reminded this week how a little kindness can go a long way," Tallahassee PD said on Facebook.