As the holiday season gets into full swing and the spirit of giving spreads, a tourist’s snapshot of a simple act of kindness in the Big Apple goes viral.
FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig has the story from New York City:
Jennifer Foster was on vacation in New York City earlier this month when she saw a shoeless homeless man in Times Square. As she went to give him money…
(Foster) “I saw a New York police officer, a uniformed officer, coming towards this gentleman.”
He wasn’t there to arrest or ticket the man, though, instead telling him…
(Foster) “I have these size 12 all-weather boots for you. Let’s take care of you.”
Foster quickly snapped a photo, which the NYPD asked to post on Facebook to try to ID the generous officer. Hundreds of thousands of likes later, they know who he is:
Larry DePrimo, who keeps the receipt for the boots in his vest as a reminder.
Foster says it wasn’t a photo op.
(Foster) “He did not see us.”
And hopes there is a lesson to be learned.
(Foster) “Compassion. I’m really hoping that that’s what touches folks.”
In New York, Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.