It was a normal patrol for Deputy Matt Holman of the Greenville County Sheriff’s office when he encountered a homeless man walking down the street. That man, Robert Morris, was experiencing hardships most of us do not have to endure in our lifetimes.
What Deputy Holman did for this man will warm your heart and bring a tear to your eye. Read on to hear how one man changed another’s life, and hear the voicemail Robert Morris left for the man who came to his rescue.
This inspiring video, posted by YouTuber RedCapeBlueTights has been seen by over four hundred thousand viewers. Barbara Diamond retold the story on this YouTube page:
“One fateful day, Deputy Matt Holman of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office shined his spotlight on a homeless man walking down the road. The man was Robert Morris, and Officer Holman soon learned he’d been dealt a rough hand. Together, the two walked to the nearby church and struck up a conversation. Robert said his tent in the woods washed away in the flood. He lost his family and got addicted to drugs and alcohol, which ruined his relationships with his existing brother and sister.
“Inspired by this man’s story, the officer began rummaging through his trunk to find the extra Bible he kept in his car. He couldn’t find it, so instead he did something incredible. Officer Holman gave Robert his very own personal Bible which contained his scribbled notes and highlighted scriptures from over the years. As attached to this Bible as he was, Officer Holman knew that giving it to Robert was the right thing to do. Officer Holman then realized that Robert was hungry. He offered to get Robert some food, then refused to accept the few crumpled up dollars that Robert offered him. “Go sit on the steps and I’ll be right back,” the officer said. He returned with a plate of hot food, which Robert gladly accepted.