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Kind-hearted judge rescues man with a dollar and a dream



Judge Frank Caprio’s heartwarming gesture on ‘caught in providence’ goes viral

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In a remarkable display of compassion, Chief Judge Frank Caprio, known for his role on the courtroom reality TV show ‘Caught in Providence,’ paid off a struggling defendant’s fine after he walked five miles to court with only 92 cents to his name.

Daniel Murray, facing a $250 fine for seven violations, including five parking tickets, found an unexpected ally in Judge Caprio. When Murray revealed his financial hardship and the fact that he had trekked from East Providence to court that morning, the judge decided to lend a helping hand.

During the heartfelt exchange, Murray, who runs youth lacrosse programs, explained his dire financial situation to Judge Caprio, saying, “I have 92 cents in my account. I just walked from East Providence this morning to get over here.” In response, Judge Caprio delved into his Philomena Fund, named after his mother, and provided Murray with $25 to cover an Uber ride back home.

However, the judge’s generosity didn’t stop there. In a surprising turn of events, Caprio decided to use the fund to pay off Murray’s fine, ensuring he wouldn’t be burdened by the financial strain of the penalties. Stunned by the judge’s kindness, Murray expressed his gratitude, saying, “Wow, thank you so much. That’s more than generous.”

Yet, Judge Caprio imposed a unique condition on Murray. In addition to paying it forward, the judge encouraged him to help others in need, emphasizing the importance of giving back to the community.

The heartwarming exchange, captured on ‘Caught in Providence,’ has resonated with viewers across the nation, with many expressing admiration for Judge Caprio’s compassionate approach. The clip, shared on Facebook, has garnered widespread praise, with one viewer stating, “This judge is so impressive!” and another highlighting Judge Caprio’s “fantastic” and compassionate demeanor.

As the video continues to circulate, it serves as a poignant reminder of the positive impact kindness can have, even within the confines of a courtroom.


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