NYPD officer's act of kindness goes viral on Facebook

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    An NYPD officer's act of kindness has gone viral on Facebook.

    Jennifer Foster, a Florence, Ariz., tourist, posted a photograph of the officer giving a homeless man a pair of boots and socks on a frigid night in Times Square on Nov. 17.

    "'I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let's put them on and take care of you,"' Foster quoted DePrimo as saying to the homeless man. "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


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    New Yawkas rock.
     
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    That's what I was doing wrong all those times I was helping people. I was wearing regular clothes.
     
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    Kinda makes the heart swell a bit...
     
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    I think Officer DePrimo rocks. New Yawkas, in general, are like most big city citizens. However, one can see his 'act of kindness' did make others respond:

    NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo Gives Boots To Homeless Man, Says He

    ...“We were just kind of shocked,” said Jose Cano, 28, a manager of the Sketchers store where the police officer bought the boots that night. “Most of us are New Yorkers, and we just kind of pass by that kind of thing, especially in this neighborhood.”

    The all-weather boots were originally priced at $100, but Cano offered to let the officer use his employee discount. DePrimo paid a little over $75 for the homeless man to keep his feet warm, according to the Times.


    I have to agree with the person from AZ that first posted on facebook, 'those in service need to remember why they chose those fields.' Officer DePrimo seems to have remembered.
     
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    they are covering this on nbc nightly news
     
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    And we had a no slashing, shootings or stabbings on Monday!

    That..was amazing.
     
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    You did forget to thank Obama....
    But I will let it slide....
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