IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

After NY bombing, Starbucks worker delivers coffee, food to first responders

A small act of kindness by a Starbucks employee in the wake of an explosion in New York City on Saturday is touching others.
/ Source: TODAY

In the aftermath of Saturday's explosion in New York City that injured 29 people, a local Starbucks employee wanted to do his part to show his appreciation for the brave first responders who rushed to the scene.

A man from a local Starbucks in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan came by to give out free coffee and food to New York Police Department officers, firefighters and others who secured the scene.

His gesture echoed many acts of kindness performed in the wake of the airport attack in Turkey and the deadly nightclub shooting in Orlando earlier this year.

The man, identified only by his first name, Germaine, was captured on video by giving bags of pastries and cups of coffee to officers, saying he "wished he could do more."

RELATED: Istanbul terror attack witness describes random act of kindness after bombing

"These guys, they run to danger instead of running from danger,'' Germaine told "I just figured, why not (bring them coffee)? We should be nice to each other. We should be kind to each other."

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, the suspect in a series of explosions in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, was apprehended Monday after a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey.

Follow writer Scott Stump on Twitter.