One Butler County, Ohio, sheriff's deputy offered a helping hand to a homeless family who were stranded in the Butler County jail's lobby over the weekend, paying for a hotel for two days as well as clothes, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
According to the report, Deputy Brian Bussell saw the woman with her two children waiting in the lobby on Sunday and asked if they needed help. That was when Bussell learned that the woman had been evicted from her Oxford, Ohio, home and was on a waiting list for housing assisstance.
Bussell and Dispatch Supervisor Miranda Sheppard leaped into action, calling shelters to try to find the family somewhere to stay, to no avail.
"Most of the shelters were overcrowded or there was a time requirement to be there, and we were past that," Bussell told the news station. So the kindhearted deputy did the next-best thing he could think of: He booked an Oxford hotel for the three for two days, paying with his own money.
But Bussell's kind deeds didn't end there. He then took the family to Wal-Mart for clothes and even bought the young boys shoes that they'd asked for, paying for everything.
"This is a true act of kindness," Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones told the Enquirer. "He did not tell anyone at work what he had done, but the lady took a picture with him and posted it to Facebook."
The woman did not want to be identified but wanted to thank the officer in her own way.
"I am pleased that he was able to help this family out," Jones said. "This speaks volumes in lieu of all the recent negativity people are saying about law enforcement."
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