The police were called to a Whole Foods in Manhattan as a woman was attempting to leave a store without paying for food containers. The officers didn't arrest her. They paid for her food:
Here is the story:
"When you look at someone's face and see that they need you and they're actually hungry, it's pretty difficult as a human being to walk away from something like this," Lt Luis Sojo said.
Sometimes people just need a break. A little kindness to help them through a difficult time. Americans have always stood for kindness and understanding, be it helping a nieghbor, or helping an ally.
When President Roosevelt lent old US Destroyers to England to help the UK fight the German UBoats before the US entered the war, he famously said "You don't try and sell your neighbor a hose when his house is on fire."
Of course England isn't Mexico, and you know who isn't FDR.