Officer Surprises Man Riding on Bike's Rim to Work With New Tires

Sometimes, you just have to help someone in need.

That’s just what one Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office deputy did when he spotted a man riding a bicycle to work on its bare rim.

"He had no idea I was going back to his house later, after work, with two new tires for his bike," said Officer Terrance Hightower in a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page.

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Hightower says he was just doing what he was raised to do when he showed up to Alphonzo Stacey’s home with a set of new tires in tote.

“He was super happy and smiling … He thanked me,” Hightower said of Stacey’s reaction after receiving the gift.

Hightower said the two had a long talk, ending with Stacey wanting to attend his free workout class for the community that he has been instructing. The class seeks to educate the community on living a healthier lifestyle in both diet and fitness.

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A thankful Stacey said he believes everything happens for a reason, while the sheriff's office says he "making a difference one day at a time."

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