Photo of cop giving homeless man boots goes viral, inspires thousands
Photo: Image by PHOTO COURTESY OF AP/Jennifer Foster
NEW YORK CITY -- The generosity of one of New York's finest becoming a good Samaritan for a homeless man has become a viral symbol of the holiday season.
New York Police Department Officer Larry DePrimo gave the man a pair of all-weather boots and thermal socks on a recent frigid night.
The act of kindness was recorded by a tourist from Arizona, Jennifer Foster. She sent the photo to the NYPD and they posted it on their Facebook page.
The photo soon went viral and thousands of people left comments praising the 25-year-old police officer's compassion and generosity.
Officer DePrimo appeared on "Good Morning America" to talk about why he helped the man.