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Boot-Buying NYPD Cop Larry DePrimo: 'I Had To Help' Homeless Man (VIDEO!!)


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BarbCat
- 634 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
UPDATED: Nov. 30, 2012, 5:43 p.m. EST When NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo bought boots for a homeless man who had blisters "the size of his palm," he never expected anything in return.



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Stella Gamboni (17)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 11:04 am
Saw this on the *real* news the other night. Being originally from New York City, I'm not surprised but it does warm my heart.
 

David C. (29)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 12:14 pm
nice story at this time of the year, thank you for posting!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 1:23 pm
It's sad that an act of human kindness needs so much media attention. Why are the thousands of people who cook and serve Thanksgiving meals not reported?
This was a wonderful gesture by a single man, to another man. Where is the attention to those who are taking care of the hundreds?
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 6:57 pm
Thanks Barb. I saw this on the tv news. They said the video had gone viral...and I hope the compassion and giving do also.
 

Pat B. (354)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 7:05 pm
Thanks, Barb for this GREAT story. Saw it on the news too. ;-)
 

. (4)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 8:17 pm
Thanks Barb, I did not see it on the news just heard about it and was glad to see the pics and video. This was very touching, the policeman bought him socks and shoes out of his own pocket. The man was in pain and received much needed help. Makes me proud I too am originally from New York.
 

Pat A. (117)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 3:58 am
"Even more valuable than the thousands of “likes” and the attention he's received, DePrimo said, is how his small act could galvanize more people to help." I quite agree - and blessings on all the thousands and hundreds of thousands (even millions!) who help others and who do not get on the media!
 

John Gregoire (255)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 5:52 am
This was all over the news and rightfully so! Good news from the big city.
 

Penny C. (83)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 7:50 am
Thanks Barb.
 

g d c. (0)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 11:58 am
ty
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 1:20 pm
I've actually been reading this story over and over again from different news sources because it's so wonderful! First, heartwarming stories like this are becoming a rarity in an increasingly cold, heartless impersonal world. Second, whith so many negative stories about law enforcement personnel being embroiled in corruption, abuse and other sordid scandals, this is a much needed breath of fresh air. It also restores my (and I'm sure others) faith in humankind and reminds us about love, compassion and the power of one. Okay, that's my soapbox speech for today. ;) I'm glad you posted this here Barb because it's an awesome story and so are you!
 

Vicky P. (463)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 2:06 pm
good for him, makes me happy to see stuff like this
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 3:03 pm
This is a very heart warming story, and I am happy the policeman showed so much compassion. I feel deeds like this that go viral refreshes our own compassion. There are so many. many people out there that are cooking meals, helping at food banks and delivering hampers, knitting for the homeless and many other activities all year long and I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all VOLUNTEERS. Thank you so much Barb.
 

Jan L. (553)
Monday December 3, 2012, 5:39 am
a Hero
 

Russell R. (87)
Monday December 3, 2012, 5:41 pm
I just saw a picture of him and he remains barefooted - He has them hidden and appreciates what the policeman did for him, but, doesn't want to be killed for the boots!
 

Carmen S. (611)
Monday December 3, 2012, 6:07 pm
Thanks Barb, wonderful to see people helping others in need.
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:32 am
that's what cop should be! good man! :)
thanks for sharing barb
 
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