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Image of NYPD Officer Buying Homeless Man Shoes Goes Viral

NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo bought boots for a homeless man in Manhattan one cold night this month.

The image was posted on Facebook where it has received 260,000 likes.

A tourist from Arizona took the photo of Deprimo giving the homeless man socks and boots to help him through the cold night.

When asked why he did this, DePrimo said, “I had two pairs of wool winter socks and combat boots, and I was cold.” When he saw the shoeless man on the sidewalk he offered to get him socks and shoes.

The man said he’s never had a pair of shoes, according to DePrimo.

The 25-year-old officer went to a Skechers store and paid $75 for insulated winter boots and thermal socks. He went back to help the man put the shoes on.

“He smiled from ear to ear. It was like you gave him a million dollars,” DePrimo said.
He didn’t think much of his generosity. But when he went home for dinner that night, his friend sent him a text saying the image of him helping the shoeless man has gone viral.
The image has been shared 47,716 times and the NYPD’s Facebook page subscribers has grown from 7,000 to 95,000.

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  • Virat

    That’s what you call a good guy! Quietly doing a good deed. God bless him!

  • Liz

    Thanks for this great post! This is really heart-touching! Best wishes for this officer :)

  • Favio

    This is a great guy and it also proves that humanity still has a chance to survive, God bless this officer and protect him daily!

  • Clara

    Hmm maybe other cops will get inspired to protect and serve everybody like this guy.

  • Masum

    He’s more than earned a place in heaven. The man should be an inspiration to all of us.

  • Samia

    This officer did a great job. I like this work :)

  • Fatema

    Now see stories like this truly make my heart smile/eyes weld up.. and I’m sure it has entertained many angels watching too.

  • Rayan

    Mr. DePrimo, job well done. What I don’t understand is why he has agreed to being interviewed for simply doing that good deed?

  • Elly

    Bless this officers heart how wonderful :) and I hope for the best for the gentleman down on his luck and hope his future will be brighter.

  • Povoloski

    I am actually choked up and on the verge of tears-this is a real act of giving in this season of selfishness. Thank you Officer DePrimo.