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Act of kindness - Really worth looking at!

Posted by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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A photo of a New York City police officer kneeling down to give a barefoot homeless man in Times Square a pair of boots on a cold November night is melting even the iciest New Yorkers' hearts online.

On Nov. 14, NYPD officer Lawrence DePrimo, who was on counterterrorism duty in Times Square, saw the older homeless man without shoes sitting on 42nd Street. DePrimo, 25, left and then returned with a pair of $100 boots he bought at a nearby Skechers store.

"It was freezing out, and you could see the blisters on the man's feet," DePrimo, a three-year veteran of the department who lives with his parents on Long Island, told the New York Times. "I had two pairs of socks, and I was still cold."

The random act of kindness was captured by Jennifer Foster, a tourist from Florence, Ariz., who was visiting the city. Foster, communications director for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office in Arizona, emailed the photo to the NYPD with a note commending DePrimo.

"The officer said, 'I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let's put them on and take care of you,'" Foster wrote. "The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man.

"I have been in law enforcement for 17 years," she continued. "I was never so impressed in my life. ... It is important, I think, for all of us to remember the real reason we are in this line of work. The reminder this officer gave to our profession in his presentation of human kindness has not been lost."


I found this very touching. He didn't have to do this but he took the time and money and helped someone in need. Good for him!!

by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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_WC_Mama
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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I saw that on Aol this morning,I think it's incredibly sweet of the Police Officer to do this,it makes me think there is still a shred of humanity in this world,that Homeless man must have been so greatful for those Boots.

_WC_Mama
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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Bump because this is truely wonderful

kayandjsmom
by Alecia on Nov. 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

I know, I teared up!

Quoting _WC_Mama:

I saw that on Aol this morning,I think it's incredibly sweet of the Police Officer to do this,it makes me think there is still a shred of humanity in this world,that Homeless man must have been so greatful for those Boots.


Kitschy
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM

BUMP

pamelax3
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

So wonderful

pamelax3
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

bump

Mommy2BeAmy
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

BUMP!

Mommy2BeAmy
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

BUMP!

Mommy2BeAmy
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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OMG I love this :'(

kayandjsmom
by Alecia on Nov. 29, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Bump!!

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