Apologies for racial inequality are about as rare as free groceries, but one California man got both last week.

Sampson McCormick, a comedian living in Oakland, Calif., was standing in line at a grocery store when an older white man approached him to apologize for police brutality, proclaim solidarity for Black Lives Matter and pick up McCormick's grocery bill.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, McCormick said he hopes the story of "Mr. Samuel" will help bring unity in the wake of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as the attacks on police in Baton Rouge and Dallas.


“Love does exist in the world,” McCormick told the Post. “It’s really important for us to come together and, however we can, extend acts of love toward one another because we really do need more love in the world.

McCormick, who tours as a stand-up comedian, ended up having a pretty interesting July, posting selfies with both former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders last week at the Democratic National Convention.



No word on if they bought him groceries or not.