Nice Georgia cop buys toothpaste for homeless man who was brushing with baking soda

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A good-hearted Georgia police officer ducked into his own wallet to buy toothpaste for a homeless man after learning he had brushed his teeth with baking soda.

Duluth police shared Officer Clifford Cavorsi’s act of kindness in a Facebook post on Wednesday, featuring a photo of the officer handing the tube of toothpaste to the man, out of luck.

The department said Cavorsi acted when the man, who was living out of his car, told him he had used baking soda as an alternative to toothpaste because he couldn’t afford toiletries and other essentials.

“While this may not be the biggest story you’ve heard, our Duluth officers show empathy for many individuals we encounter every day, and this is just one of the stories,” the department wrote in a statement. facebook post. “Well done, Officer Cavorsi!”

Duluth police shared Officer Clifford Cavorsi's act of kindness in a Facebook post on Wednesday, featuring a photo of the officer handing the tube of toothpaste to the man, out of luck.

Duluth police shared Officer Clifford Cavorsi’s act of kindness in a Facebook post on Wednesday, featuring a photo of the officer handing the tube of toothpaste to the man, out of luck.

“Those police officers have BIG HEARTS,” one person commented.

“These police officers are real heroes,” wrote another commenter. “Why aren’t people like these officers nominated for things like Times Person of the Year or other awards. They should be rewarded, rewarded and praised for these selfless and caring acts.”

Baking soda is an ingredient in some brand-name toothpaste products for its whitening power – and some dentists consider it a quality alternative to cleaning teeth for those concerned about their enamel wearing down.

However, baking soda lacks the fluoride benefits of regular toothpaste and the taste is quite off-putting.

Cavorsi’s heartwarming act seemed to inspire others, with several commentators saying they would like to donate toiletries and other items for the police to distribute to the needy.

This isn’t the first time Agent Cavorsi has gone above and beyond in his law enforcement capacity.

Officer Cavorsi (pictured) is no stranger to heartwarming acts, having made local news last year for rescuing baby ducks from a storm drain

Officer Cavorsi (pictured) is no stranger to heartwarming acts, having made local news last year for rescuing baby ducks from a storm drain

In April last year, Cavorsi was filmed assisting a family of ducks after a mother’s baby ducks fell into a rain drain in a video posted to YouTube.

The officer can be seen working with road personnel and personally placing the baby ducks in a carrier before reuniting them with their delirious mother, before the mother duck leads her babies back to a nearby pond, according to police. 11 Live.

Duluth Public Information Officer Ted Sadowski said the cage to capture the baby ducks had been loaned to them by Banfield Pet Hospital and staff from the nearby Firestone Tires company helped officers open the drain, the YouTube video caption reads.

“I believe Agent Cavorsi, Agent Seiferheld and the Duluth Police Department should be held up as a model of what policing in America should be,” wrote one commenter on the department’s Facebook post.

The Georgia police officer has also had his share of fears on the job, but suffered injuries after a car he tried to stop dragged him a foot long as he fled

The Georgia police officer has also had his share of fears at work, but suffered injuries after a car he tried to stop dragged him for a foot as he fled

Commentators on the department's Facebook post praised the officer for his small but selfless act of kindness, with one claiming that Cavorsi

Commentators on the department’s Facebook post praised the officer for his small but selfless act of kindness, with one claiming that Cavorsi “should be held up as a model of what policing in America should be”

Cavorsi did another heartwarming act last year after rescuing baby ducks that had fallen into a rain drain.  The frenzied mother duck seemed grateful for his help as she ran her ducks into a nearby pond after the rescue

Cavorsi did another heartwarming act last year after rescuing baby ducks that had fallen into a rain drain. The frenzied mother duck seemed grateful for his help as she ran her ducks into a nearby pond after the rescue

The officer's act of kindness comes at a time when police and community relations are strained following the murder of George Floyd while in custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The officer’s act of kindness comes at a time when police and community relations are strained following the murder of George Floyd while in custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

While Agent Cavorsi’s contributions to the community are part of his workload, not everything is so lighthearted and heartwarming for Duluth’s agent.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in 2016 that officer Cavorsi was dragged several meters by a car after trying to make a traffic stop.

Cavorsi had the 17-year-old high school student pulled over for not wearing a seat belt before dashcam video shows the teen driving away, with the officer’s arm stuck in the driver’s-side window of the car, according to the news channel.

The teen managed to evade police until he was eventually caught and arrested in the Gwinnett Place Mall, while Officer Cavorsi was forced to take time off from work to recover from his injuries, according to the Georgia news channel.

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