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Heartwarming moment state trooper sits and eats lunch with homeless mother-of-four on the side of the road after picking up two meals from nearby restaurant when he spotted her

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May 17, 2016


  • Luke Bonin from Massachusetts State Police was driving back from court
  • He then saw mother of four Lynn Murphy on the side of the road 
  • Initially he drove past, but then picked up some food and turned around 
  • Murphy was scared he was going to give her a citation for panhandling 
  • Instead Bonin took out two meals and asked her which she wanted 
  • Then he said they should have a picnic as it was such a nice day outside


Murphy thought he would give her a ticket for panhandling, CBS Boston reported.

But instead, Bonin took out two meals and told her to choose one.

She told the station: 'I thought he was just going to hand me the meal but when he said: "Come around the back, it’s such a beautiful day, we’ll have a picnic," 

'I thought that was, it touched my heart,' she added.

'He just stopped, could have given her a hard time, and didn’t. And, we need that.' 

A passer-by then took a picture of the heartwarming moment. Massachusetts State Police managed to get hold of it and uploaded it to their Facebook.

Since then it has been shared almost 100,000 times and liked almost 30,000.  

Massachusetts State Police commended the actions of their trooper on Facebook with a post titled: 'A Selfless Meal, and Conversation, for Two.'