TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida homeless man got hired after he was videotaped getting a shave from a police officer before his job interview.
The Tallahassee police tweeted McDonald's hired the man they have identified only as Phil and he started work on Friday.
Video of Tallahassee Officer Tony Carlson shaving Phil's unkempt beard went viral last week.
Phil had told Carlson he was applying for a job at a nearby McDonald's, but needed help shaving off his beard. A passer-by recorded the men using an electric razor to remove it in a convenience store parking lot.
#GoodNews Phillip aka “Phil” started his new job today at @McDonalds ! We couldn’t be more proud! The way #Tallahassee has come together to help has been amazing to say the least. We were all reminded this week how a little #kindness can go a long way. #TeamPhil pic.twitter.com/gtgtOGUs6f
— Tallahassee Police (@TallyPD) July 27, 2018