Horry County Police Officer CJ Mullinax was the responding officer to a 911 call from a local Hardee’s restaurant in South Carolina on Saturday. A customer of the restaurant had called the police to deal with the homeless man who was outside the restaurant, begging for leftover food scraps from exiting customers. The employees at the restaurant had been feeding the man a little here and there for days. Officer Mullinax did not choose to harass or arrest the homeless man, instead he chose to take his own money and buy the man a meal.
One of the employees at the Hardee’s, Victoria Paige Summer said she “was thrilled that the officer had so much compassion” and decided to take a video to capture the act of generosity. Victoria said, “Police were called to our restaurant today because a homeless man was asking people for their scraps to eat. This police officer bought the homeless man food and handled the situation amazingly! 💖💖”
A local resident has identified the homeless man as a veteran named “Donald.” They said that “he served in the Army from 1978-1981 then got out, worked in construction and then hit a wall which brought him to a point in his life that walked him down the road to homelessness … his family doesn’t talk to him and he’s the nicest guy.”