A video from over the weekend is making the rounds again with renewed context following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police. In the clip, Denzel Washington comes to the aid of a man who was wandering in the middle of an LA street. Washington stays with the man as police arrive, and the situation is resolved without violence.
Denzel Washington Helps Homeless Man in Face of Oncoming Traffic
Denzel Washington did a good deed Thursday afternoon. The actor was driving in West Hollywood when he spotted a homeless man standing in the street in the face of oncoming traffic, TMZ reports. Washington got out of his car and stepped in.
Washington wore a mask as he came to the man’s aid, standing several feet away from him through most of their encounter. At one point in video footage TMZ obtained of the incident, Washington gently squeezed the man on the shoulder while standing at arm’s length.
Per TMZ, Washington walked the man, who did not appear to recognize the actor, to safety and comforted him. Washington stayed on the scene when police arrived. The police briefly detained the man for unknown reasons before releasing him.