It was a heartwarming sight that made passerby Bruno Baurin stop and take a photo.

He called it “Totally awesome” when he saw a Halifax Regional Police officer sitting on the sidewalk in conversation with a street person on a busy city street.

The officer, Shawn Currie, didn’t know about the photo until his wife saw it online and showed him.

But, he told CBC News, conversations like this are a normal part of his job.

(WATCH the video below to hear more, or READ the story from CBC)