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Jazz’s George Hill hands out hot meals to Salt Lake City homeless (pics)

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George Hill is a recent addition to the Salt Lake City community after the Indiana Pacers traded him to the Utah Jazz in July. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t feel compelled to help some of his new city’s citizens in need.

Hill took to Instagram this week to document how he took some time to provide some hot meals for some homeless people he happened upon in Salt Lake City. After seeing them, Hill headed to a nearby fast food joint and brought back bags of burgers and fries along with some bottled water in an effort to do something to brighten their day.

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Hill writes in his Instagram post:

Impacting Lives is Something I Strive To Do Everyday. Whether Its A Smile, Hug, Conversation, Picture Or Simply Spreading The Love…. Well As I Was Walking Last Night With My Family In My New City (Salt Lake City). I Noticed A Large Group Of Men, Women And Even Children. But The Group I Noticed Maybe Had A Blanket, A Cart Filled With Things, Dirty Clothes, And Wasn’t Sure When Their Last Meal Was… So Why Not Make That My One Good Deed Of The Day And Impact A Couple Lives. So Went To Wendys And Grabbed A Bunch Of Cheese Burgers, Fries Bought Some Bottled Waters And Walked Down Rio Grande Till We Reached A Park Up The Street And Passed Out Hot Meals And Mingled. Had A Great Time Listening To Some Of Their Stories… So I Challenge Everyone To Spread The Love And Do A Good Deed Once A Day. DM Me Some Of Your Good Deeds And I Will Start Posting Some Of Your Impactful Stories. Together We Can Spread The Love… #GoodDeeds #ImpactingLives #SpreadTheLove

Hill obviously has the financial wherewithal to be able to make such a thoughtful gesture. But he just as easily could have simply walked on by this group of people down on their luck, something many people do on an everyday basis.

With than in mind, kudos to Hill for his act of fellowship. Even better, as he asked, fans are posting to the post’s timeline about what they’ve done to “spread the love.”

[Dime Mag]