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Police Kindness: Cops Help Struggling Single Dad

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One single dad in Florida is receiving a helping hand from a local police officer.

According to NBC 2, Officer David Conticelli was alerted that there was a boy -- 10-year-old Jonathan Baker -- walking around Fort Myers without any shoes. Conticelli took the boy home and was surprised to find that the apartment he shared with his dad had no furniture, and that the boy had little clothing to his name.

After learning that Jonathan's dad, Jeff Baker, has full custody and pays child support for two other children from another relationship -- all while working six days a week and without government assistance or child support -- the officer was inspired to help.

Officer Conticelli and his lieutenant bought the boy shoes and clothes and got the Bakers some donated items from a local church.

"They really wanted to help and I'm really not in a position to say no. I mean, any help I can get right now is a blessing," Baker said.

This isn't the first time police officers have stepped in to help a single parent in need. In July 2013, cops in Charleston, West Virginia bought a single mom diapers and other necessities after she was caught shoplifting the items from a Kmart.

Check out the video above for more on this touching story.

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