Skip to comments.Police officer buys homeless man a pair of shoes [Hold on...we have HOMELESSNESS under Obama?]
Posted on 11/30/2012 2:50:40 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
One tourist's photograph, among the countless snapped every day in the Big Apple, has gone viral. The moment captured is one of generosity, and since it was posted on Tuesday, it has circled the globe and brought a lot of attention to one young New York City cop.
Had it not been for a tourist from Arizona who snapped the photo with her cell phone, Officer Lawrence DePrimo's act of kindness, giving boots to a homeless man, may have gone unnoticed. Tourist Jennifer Foster emailed the photo to the NYPD and they posted it to their Facebook page. Tens of thousands of comments followed.
DePrimo says he had no idea it was going to be such a big deal. The 25-year-old officer was on patrol in Times Square on a cold night two weeks ago when he saw the homeless man with bare feet. He says, "You could see the blisters were about the size of my hands. My heart just went out to this man. I didn't think anything of it. I just went towards him, asked him if he wanted a pair of socks. He said no, but thanks and God bless you for asking. And that I found amazing. Here he didn't even have a pair of socks tohis name and he had the heart to say God bless me. It was absolutely, it was just inspiring."
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He/she is responding to #3.
Cant it be just a great story.
Not around here.
yeah, i’d like to see that follow up.
Here is the link that I read about the homeless guy getting lots of shoes that day. It wasn’t so much as a follow up as just comments from people that see the man around town on a regular basis. You’ll see the comments at the bottom of the article. Last couple of paragraphs.
This doesn’t mean that I don’t think what the cop did was wonderful. He has a kind soul and was trying to do something good. I can appreciate that! It really is the little things like this that have the potential to truly make a difference. Scam or no scam.
Sadly, I think you are correct.
I just saw a story today that said the man is walking around shoeless again! In an interview he talks about being on Youtube and Facebook and wants to know “where is HIS piece of the pie.” Now, how would a truly homeless person have any clue what Facebook and Youtube is and how would he know he is on it and is a popular draw?
SCAM, SCAM, SCAM.
I’ve noticed that you see trends among the homeless in various cities. For instance, one year in several different cities, I saw several of them carrying signs that said “Need beer. Why lie?”
I’m sure we will now see many shoeless during the winter to get sympathy, now that the word spreads showing it works.
Remember the “Will work for food” signs a few years ago?
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