Police were called to our restaurant today because a homeless man was asking people for their scraps to eat. This police officer bought the homeless man food and handled the situation amazingly.
Many Facebook users have left comments on the video praising Mullinax for showing compassion.
Good job officer . Your act of buying food for him will spare a lot for you. Always be the good person, to save someone to hunger.
Another claimed to have met the homeless man, and said that he's a veteran who had fallen on hard times:
That Homeless man is Donald. I met him over at the Walmart in market Common the other day and since he’s a veteran and very humble...
He served in the Army from 1978-1981 then got out, worked in construction and then hit a wall which brought him to a point in his life that walked him down the road to homelessness.... his family doesn’t talk to him and he’s the nicest guy.
This isn't the first time Officer CJ Mullinax has gone viral for doing good.
In 2015, Mullinax was caught on camera playing a friendly game of football with some children. The video was posted to YouTube, and reported on Local 12 News.
I was just cruising through Fletcher Street. Kids started waving and I was like hey, I have worked hard enough for today so Im a stop, hang out with the kids for a little while. I had to be all-time quarterback.
The example of police compassion comes after a string of violent incidents between civilians and police in America that have gone viral.