Orange County

Orlando police officer responds to complaint about street vendor, buys all her flowers so she can go home

ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orlando police officer responded to a call complaining about a woman selling bouquets of flowers on the side of the road.

Instead of opening his ticket book to write her a citation, the officer, identified as James Wilson, opened his wallet.

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He bought every last flower the woman had for sale so she could close up shop and go home for the day.

Someone driving by caught the interaction on video and shared it on TikTok.

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“So, what you have to do is you have to help me take them over to my car, though,” Wilson says to the vendor in the video.

The user who posted the video shared it with the tags #humanizingthebadge and #bekind.

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Watch the video below:

When Orlando Police Officer James Wilson responded to a complaint involving a street vendor selling flowers the day...

Posted by Fraternal Order of Police Orlando Lodge #25, Inc. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.