A group of NYPD officers decided to pay for a woman’s groceries instead of making an arrest after she was accused of shoplifting at a Manhattan Whole Foods on Thursday.

“I saw the woman opened up her bag, and one of the officers looked in the bag,” said Paul Bozymowski, who witnessed the scene, later posting a photo online. “And [the cop] said: ‘I’ll buy your food.’ Just really simply and plainly.”

The photo in Bozymowski’s tweet shows the woman breaking in tears as 3 police officers pay the $35 for her food.

“We knew we should be doing the right thing by her,” said NYPD officers.

Department Chief, Terence Monahan retweeted Bozymowski’s post and highlighted the officers’ good deed, “Cops like Lt. Sojo and Officers Cuevas and Rivera of the Strategic Response Group are the kind-hearted cops who quietly do good deeds for New Yorkers in need.”

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