Arizona homeless man crawling on the ground get shoes of the volunteer

An Arizona man rescued another man from the scorching heat, by giving him the shoes on his feet.

David Lee Witherspoon Jr. was the leaving of the St. Vincent de Paul food bank, he is president of the centre of Phoenix, when he saw a man crawling on the ground. Witherspoon told KNXV, “I stopped my car. I didn’t even stop. I saw him straight away, so I got out and I asked him: ‘sir, what’s wrong?'”

The man was on his hands and knees, with socks covering his hands to protect him against hot pavement. He told Witherspoon he had an argument at his last place of residence and was homeless. He forgot to grab shoes on the way out the door. The socks that had been on his feet now were the protection of his hands.


Witherspoon, who around extra shoes for the many tasks and activities he went between, took an extra pair and gave them to the man. He described himself as “a kind of Mr. Rogers”. He said: “so, I had a lot of shoes that day.”

Witherspoon told ABC, “a lot of people give to people now and that is the biggest problem. I mean, you don’t have to… empty your wallet or something like that, just a simple, kind deed.”

In addition to serving as chairman of the food bank in St. Mary’s Basilica, Witherspoon works full-time in Phoenix, a Veteran Affairs.

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