A Florida cop has been commended for a random act of kindness after he came upon an unusual scene while on duty last month. “I hear this noise on the side of me,” Jacksonville police officer Terrance Hightower said. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”

Alongside him, Hightower noticed a man riding his bike with a back tire that was completely stripped away to the rim.

Hightower was perplexed, but the cyclist, identified by FirstCoastNews as 61-year-old Alfonzo Stacey, gave a heartfelt explanation. “I have to do what I need to do to get things done in life and this is my transportation,” Stacey told Hightower. “I’ll get another tire or rim sooner or later.”

Within hours, he did just that, courtesy of the kind-hearted policeman.

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