Denzel Washington is getting a lot of love online after a video was captured on Thursday showing the legendary actor helping a man in distress who was standing in the middle of a street in West Hollywood.

Although the incident was covered widely and caught on video, there are still few details on what actually happened and how the situation was resolved. 

A local news outlet recorded Washington stopping his car along a street in West Hollywood to help a man who was wandering in the middle of the street. The actor got out of his car and helped the man to the sidewalk where he was seen speaking with him. 

It is unclear what Washington said, but the unidentified man seemed distressed. Multiple news outlets, including TMZ, reported that the man was experiencing homelessness.

The video picks up as two officers approach Washington and the man. At first, the 65-year-old actor can be seen speaking to the man and standing in between him and the officers. It seems as though Washington was trying to speak to both sides so that nothing bad happened.

The man is seen being handcuffed while Washington holds some food and a drink for him. The video ends, but according to TMZ, the man was later released.

Although the Academy Award winner has not commented on the situation, that didn't stop people from applauding him on Twitter.