The agent acted without any hope of recognition, and that makes him a true hero.
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One photojournalist found himself in the right place at the right time on Monday, and was able to snap a few photos of a touching moment between two unlikely individuals: a secret service agent and a homeless man.

Just one block away from the White House, Fox 5 DC's Van Applegate watched as a secret service bike officer delivered a hot meal to a homeless man who was sleeping outside St. John's Church in Washington, D.C.

"@SecretService bike officer drops of hot meal to homeless man sleeping outside St. John's Church, a block from the White House. Day made." Applegate wrote on Twitter alongside two photos of the agent subtly helping the man.

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The unidentified man was sleeping on the steps of the same downtown church President Trump and his family visited on Sunday for a National Day of Prayer to honor the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Acts of kindness don't often cost us very much or take much time, but they can make a big difference