“It was freezing out and you could see the blisters on the man’s feet. I had two pairs of socks and I was still cold. …He was the most polite gentleman I had met. …As soon as the boots were on him, he went on his way, and I just went back to my post.”
— New York City police officer LAWRENCE DePRIMO, who was photographed by a tourist — unbeknownst to him — giving a pair of boots to a barefoot homeless man on Nov. 14; that photo has since gone viral.
(Photo: Jennifer Foster via Facebook / New York Times; caption via The Times)
This is so strange because I’ve actually met him.