Single Dad Caught Stealing Baby Formula Gets Heartwarming Surprise (VIDEO)

A cop who showed up to arrest a man who'd been caught stealing instead ended up with feels caught in his throat. As soon as the London County, Kentucky, officer realized that the man had been caught pilfering just one thing, he knew he had to do something and it didn't involve handcuffs. It involved the human heart. What was the man shoplifting? Baby formula.

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It turns out the man was a single dad who wasn't making ends meet taking care of his little boy, so out of despair, he grabbed some formula. When the cop realized what was happening, he not only didn't arrest the dad, but turned around and bought him several more cans of formula.

Officer Justin Roby, himself a dad of a little boy, said that at first the father was speechless, but then he said thank you and shook his hand. Roby says:

He just had hard times right now and he just needed a helping hand and that's all I did ... Behind the uniform, I'm a human being and I'm a person out in this community just like any of them.

Roby showed the kind of compassion that is always appreciated in officers of the law. If only every cop was like this.

Still, you have to wonder how the single dad is going to get on. This formula will run out and then what? He might meet up with a cop who isn't so nice. Scarily, this type of thing seems to happy fairly often. It wasn't long ago that a different dad was caught stealing baby formula -- and luckily the response was just as heartwarming.

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Hopefully the police can help him look to places that can offer assistance. Surely there are places and programs in his area that will offer food for a baby!

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