ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) - An Anniston police officer who is fluent in sign language was able to help a hearing-impaired woman who had run out of food.
Anniston police say Officer McMichael responded to the woman's apartment after she called 911 for help.
"The citizen has no family here, no vehicle...but more importantly no food in her apartment. McMichael called his supervisor and explained the situation," the police department wrote on Facebook.
"The very grateful lady was taken to the store by McMichael where she got a few days' worth of groceries," the department posted.
Police said moments like this happen every day all over Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama and America, and thanked the officer for his actions.
"Compassion is a very important trait to do the job you do," the police department said.
The post is already getting hundreds of likes on Facebook and has been shared dozens of times.
Also on Tuesday, the Alabama Veterans of Foreign Wars also announced they are going stateside with their wristbands to help people who are hearing impaired.