Cop buys bike for man who walks five hours to work

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ROELAND PARK, Kan. – A Kansas police officer is getting some well-deserved attention after helping out a man in need.

Officer Zach Stamper did what he could to make life a little easier for a local working man, according to FOX 4 KC.

Samuel Meixueiro walks between five and six hours to work everyday as he has hit some hard times.

“Sometimes I have to sleep outside because I want to keep my job. That’s just how it is,” Meixueiro said.

Last Tuesday, he cut through a park on his way to work and someone called police because they thought he looked suspicious.

“He shook my hand, we had a chat like I was talking to a friend of mine,” Officer Stamper said.

After hearing Meixueiro’s story, he knew he had to help. Within a half hour, he came back with a bike and a duffel bag for his things.

“I cried. I couldn’t believe it. Things are so hard for me right now. Any kind of help is just a blessing,” Meixueiro said. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

“It made my day. It made my career,” Officer Stamper said.

The two exchanged numbers and plan to stay in contact.