Police officer helps homeless man with shave so he can get job

WATCH: Homeless Man Starts New Job After Viral Video Shows Police Officer Helping Him Shave

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Updated July 31, 9:31 a.m. EDT: The homeless man, getting a shave with the help of a Florida police officer, has gotten his job and started his career.

The Tallahassee police posted to its Twitter account that Phillip, or Phil, started his new job at McDonald's on Friday, WSVN reported.

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Original story: A good deed caught on camera shows how police in Tallahassee, Florida, serve and protect their community.

The Tallahassee Police Department posted the video of Officer Tony Carlson helping an unidentified homeless man get a job, WTXL reported.

Carlson was at a local McDonald's when the man applied for a job, but the restaurant said they couldn't hire him because of his beard, WTXL reported.

So Carlson helped the man, grabbed some clippers and helped shave the beard away while they stood outside a gas station next door, according to WTXL.

#MustSee #MorePureAwesomeness We thought the picture was awesome, well here’s THE VIDEO of Officer Carlson helping one of our citizens. #TPD #Tallahassee THE STORY AS TOLD BY THE CITIZEN SUBMITTING THE INFORMATION: “My daughter just sent me this picture and called to tell me the story, I had to share....she went to the gas station and saw this officer shaving a homeless man's beard. A minute later the officer went into the store and Hannah walked in after him and saw him cleaning himself up because he was hot and sweaty. She offered to buy him a drink and got talking. Apparently the officer was at McDonald's next door and this gentleman went in looking for a job. He was told they wouldn't hire him unless he shaved his beard. So the officer went and got some clippers and shaved the man's beard so he could go back and get a job! I am so proud to live in a community where our deputies and officers are such wonderful people. Good job Tallahassee Police Department!!! ❤”

Posted by City of Tallahassee Police Department on Sunday, July 22, 2018

A person recorded the video and shared on social media.