Florida police officers donate free meals to homeless man

CORAL SPRINGS, FL (KTRK) -- Two police officers are being recognized for their random act of kindness. Rather than enjoy a free meal, they decided to pay-it-forward and feed a homeless man.

Many Arby's locations in Florida were giving free meals to police officers all day Friday, WSVN-TV reports. Coral Springs officers Jonathan Greenleaf and Tyler Reik decided to use the opportunity to feed a homeless man they knew was hungrier than they could ever be.

"Arby's offered free meals for any police officer, so we took that upon ourselves, instead of letting us eat, to help the less fortunate and to provide the meal that was given to us to Robert," said Reik.

They say he was caught off guard by the kind gesture.

"He was a little embarrassed by the attention. He obviously wasn't looking for attention or anything, just like we weren't, but he was grateful. At the end of the day, I gave him a ride back to where he normally hangs out, and he gave me a thumbs up and said, 'Anything I can do for you guys, just let me know,'" Greenleaf told WSVN-TV.

Robert's gratitude was visible in a photograph that found its way to Facebook. The police chief saw it and recognized both officers for doing something extra for the community.

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