Things are looking up for the man thanks to Officer Tony Carlson with the Tallahassee Police Department.

Meghan Overdeep
July 24, 2018
Facebook/Kelly Duvall

A Florida police officer is making the rounds on social media after he was spotted helping a homeless man out of a hairy situation over the weekend.

Officer Tony Carlson with the Tallahassee Police Department is being credited with changing the local man’s life after he noticed him having some issues with his razor outside of a Circle K. gas station on Sunday.

The man, identified only as Phil, was trying to land a job at a nearby McDonald’s, but staff there told him he needed to be clean-shaven to work there.

"He asked me if I knew anything about fixing a razor ‘cause it was broken," Carlson recalled in a video shared on Facebook Monday. "I looked at it and it was missing a screw. Obviously, I didn't have another screw, so I just tightened up the other one to the point it would work."

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Even with the razor fixed, Phil was having trouble shaving without a mirror. So, standing outside a gas station in the middle of the day, Carlson shaved his beard for him.

A number of bystanders were able to document the selfless act. Greg Wallenfelsz, who happened to be at the gas station, posted a video on Facebook.

#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

"I thought it would be nice to share with others this selfless act of kindness this officer showed this stranger," he told CNN.

CNN also caught up with Kelly Duvall, who shared a photo taken by her daughter on social media and with the police department.

"One officer's simple act of kindness is touching so many lives, it is amazing," Duvall said.

The story quickly went viral, which led local radio personality Greg Tish of Real Talk 93.3 to catch up with Phil. According to an interview posted by Tish, the shave might have helped him secure the job.

Talked with Philip who was cleaned up by a City of Tallahassee Police Department officer and given a job at McDonalds today. A photo and video of him being shaved is being shared a lot on FB. Kelly Duvall and Michael Wallenfelsz thank you for sharing.

Posted by Greg Tish on Sunday, July 22, 2018

As for Officer Carlson, he told CNN that he was simply doing his job. "This isn't ... something spectacular," he said.  "It happens all the time. It just so happens that this time someone caught it on film."