NY police officer gives boots to homeless man, sparks online sensation

New Yorkers aren’t particularly well known for their kindness to strangers – or to homeless people. So when a tourist in New York City’s Times Square saw a police officer offer boots to a barefoot homeless man, she was so touched that she discreetly snapped a photo with her mobile phone. Later, she sent the picture to the New York Police Department, who posted it on its Facebook page. The post quickly went viral, garnering thousands of “likes” and comments.
Photo by Jennifer Foster, who was visiting New York City from Arizona. Published on the New York Police Department's Facebook page
According to the New York Times, the officer, Lawrence DePrimo, was working a counterterrorism post on a cold November night when he spotted a man with blisters on his bare feet. He asked his shoe size and soon returned with a pair of warm winter boots he had bought with his own money. The officer, who was not named on Facebook, was shocked to find out he had become an Internet hero, and told the Times he had kept the receipt for the boots in his jacket ever since that night to remind himself that “sometimes people have it worse.”


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I have read elsewhere that this was just a publicity stunt, I do not agree and am more disheartened by the worlds inability to trust, I understand the reasoning and have no doubt whatsoever that the NY police department are capable of such a deception but this warmed the cockles of my heart and is a breath of fresh air at a time when fresh air is more than ever desired.

My opinion is that this is

My opinion is that this is the right thing to do! And let the good will be more! Respect for such people!

A wonderful gesture by an

A wonderful gesture by an American lawman.

God bless you and I hope both the homeless man and you and your family have a very Happy Christmas

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This police officer will always be blessed for his kindness and may the angels always be by his side and St. Christopher watch over him and his family forever. May the kindness of his heart continue.

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I think officer Lawrence , is one wounderful man to have done this. This makes me realize when i think life is bad. That I really don't have a clue, what bad is. It's nice to know we have kind people in this world today.

Thank U Mindi,