Actor Denzel Washington was caught on video helping a homeless man who had walked into traffic in West Hollywood.

Denzel Washington saw a commotion in West Hollywood with cops and an unarmed distressed homeless man.

He got out of his car and served as a barrier between the man and the police — helping to diffuse a tense situation. This man was arrested safely

Photos and video of the interaction between Washington and the man erupted on social media with praise for his kindness:

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