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ST. JOE, Mo. — A St. Joseph police officer is getting tons of attention for what some see as a random act of kindness, but he says he was just doing his job.

On Tuesday, Officer Jason Hill found out a man in a wheelchair was having some battery trouble at the bottom of a steep hill. Officer Hill helped push the man back home, which was three blocks away. Somebody saw the officer’s kind act, took a photo and posted it online.

Officer Hill says he didn’t do it for attention.

“A lot of the officers that I work with, they do the same thing pretty routinely. It’s just that there’s usually not somebody there that snaps a picture and doesn’t go viral or anything like that so it’s just another day on the job,” Officer Hill said.

Since being posted on the department’s Facebook page, it has gotten over hundreds of likes and shares.