Prior to entering the station's market to purchase some coffee, McNamara noticed a woman and her dog seated on the sidewalk out front. Based on her appearance, and the bag she seemed to be toting, McNamara surmised that the woman was homeless or living on the streets — but her canine companion nevertheless appeared to be fit, healthy and well taken care of.
As McNamara stepped inside, she noticed two Buffalo Police officers a few paces behind her. One stopped to talk to the woman out front: "I heard the officer ask to pet her dog before walking into the store," McNamara told The Dodo.
While waiting for her coffee, McNamara noticed the two officers were buying dog food and treats. Turns out, they were for the woman and her pup.
"I walked out at the same time as them and heard the officer say, 'Here, I bought your dog some stuff,'" McNamara recalls. "Her face immediately lit up."