Heartwarming photo of an officer helping a man in need
One heartwarming photo of a NYPD officer giving a pair of boots to a barefoot homeless man has instantly gone viral. We're taking a closer look at this touching story from the Current community. Check it out and add your two cents:
Submitted by letsliveinpeace
While visiting New York, Arizona residents Jennifer Foster and her husband spotted NYPD officer Lawrence Deprimo giving a pair of new boots to a barefoot homeless man:
"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.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man. The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching."
Foster snapped the tender moment with her cellphone on Nov. 14 and posted the image to New York Police Department’s official Facebook page. The post has been viewed over 1.6 million times, and had attracted nearly 275,000 "likes" and more than 16,000 comments and has turned Officer DePrimo into an overnight Internet hero.
The community responds to this act of kindness:
Leen61: "These are the kind of cops we need to hear about more often. Kudos to Officer Deprimo for being so thoughtful and kind. This is the true meaning of the season."
FreeSpiritMuse: "Nice, watching it on tv now. Thank you LLIP for a truly uplifting story. There are good people, doing good things every day. We just don't often hear or see it in the news."
northernexpat: "Something like this renews your faith that not all police officers are corrupt, mean, or bullies. Kudos to Officer Deprimo."
Arizona_Huey: "Thanks for posting! We need more good news stories like this throughout the media! It is very easy for us all to get caught up in what is bad in the world and this reminds us that the vast majority of people are actually decent! Kudos."
letsliveinpeace: "When someone offers an act of outstanding kindness to a total stranger without any thought of recognition, makes the kindness just that much greater."
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(Photo: NYPD Facebook)