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NYPD officer photographed giving boots to barefoot homeless man melts icy hearts online
Yahoo News ^ | 11/29/12 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 11/29/2012 8:54:51 AM PST by Kartographer

A photo of a New York City police officer kneeling down to give a barefoot homeless man in Times Square a pair of boots on a cold November night is melting even the iciest New Yorkers' hearts online.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; homeless; newyork; nypd

A New York City police officer is photographed giving boots to a homeless man on Nov. 14. (NYPD/Facebook)
1 posted on 11/29/2012 8:55:00 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer
"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me." Matthew 25:40
2 posted on 11/29/2012 8:56:29 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Usually I am pretty cynical but this seems to be the real deal...

But Foster claims DePrimo had no idea he was being photographed: "The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching."

3 posted on 11/29/2012 9:01:19 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Kartographer
Thanks for the post.

It heart warming to see this approaching the Christmas season.

It is sad that some commenter assumed it was staged.

God Bless the U.S. God Bless his children who give and receive kindness and support for each other.

4 posted on 11/29/2012 9:05:22 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Kartographer

I expect to see this man in the next McNaughton painting!


5 posted on 11/29/2012 9:10:36 AM PST by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: 3D-JOY

“I expect to see this man in the next McNaughton painting!”

Amazing. The photo as is; looks just like a painting. A picture of a servant of God.


6 posted on 11/29/2012 9:13:19 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: Texas Fossil; 2banana
It's hrd not to be cynical now days, but I try when I can to think of these words:

Hub McCane: “Sometimes, the things that may or may not be true are the things that a man needs to believe in the most: that people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power, mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love, true love, never dies. You remember that, boy. Doesn’t matter if they are true or not. A man should believe in those things because those are the things worth believing in.”
From the movie 'Secondhand Lions (2003)
7 posted on 11/29/2012 9:15:20 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Thanks for sharing.


8 posted on 11/29/2012 9:15:30 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

This is wonderful, and I have to believe that this kind of thing happens much more than we ever hear about. I believe that Americans, the kind that the left thinks ‘aren’t being fair’ are generally very charitable. I also think that a helping hand by a charitable heart is a much more effective means of addressing our social ills than coercive fiscal policy and taxation.


9 posted on 11/29/2012 9:19:35 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Kartographer

I am 54 years old and have spent my life from the age of 17 in the military. I have seen death and destruction up close and yet, today, looking at this photo, I have tears in my eyes.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 9:27:43 AM PST by OldMissileer
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To: Kartographer

Thank you for a worthy quote to add to my web page.


11 posted on 11/29/2012 9:30:02 AM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

You are right. I did not realize that is what triggered my idea.


12 posted on 11/29/2012 9:39:43 AM PST by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: Kartographer

When I first read this headline I thought it meant something else entirely. Up here giving someone the boots is assault. Good on this cop.


13 posted on 11/29/2012 9:41:47 AM PST by Catholic Canadian
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To: Kartographer
Beautiful!
14 posted on 11/29/2012 9:41:54 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: Kartographer

I often see evidence of private acts of human kindness here where I live.

There are a number of people here who often help others with no desire for recognition.

Sense of community is still strong here.


15 posted on 11/29/2012 9:42:41 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Kartographer

the media has to find at least one “cop hater” to comment


16 posted on 11/29/2012 9:46:34 AM PST by capt B
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To: OldMissileer

Your words did the same to me...want to bet the man is a veteran?

I think I will go to my Veteran’s Thrift Store today and offer food and some gifts I received the past year, that I really don’t need.

Florida seems to not need boots...but I will do something!


17 posted on 11/29/2012 9:46:50 AM PST by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: Kartographer

This photo is obviously a fake. The cop tore off the homeless man’s boots to search for contraband and then confiscated them as evidence..../s


18 posted on 11/29/2012 9:52:33 AM PST by weeweed (Proud Costco University graduate)
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To: Kartographer

Proof, not all cops want to do nothing but shoot dogs. An honorable man, I salute you sir.


19 posted on 11/29/2012 9:58:31 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: OldMissileer
“Joe, yesterday you saved my life and I swore I'd pay you back. Here's my last pair of dry socks.”

Willie and Joe cartoon by Bill Mauldin

20 posted on 11/29/2012 10:03:27 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Kartographer

I hope they fit, man that guy has some big feet.


21 posted on 11/29/2012 10:03:27 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kartographer

A great film! :)


22 posted on 11/29/2012 10:08:18 AM PST by ChowChowFace
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To: BerryDingle

He apparently asked the man his shoe size.

I’ve always seen examples of kindness on the streets of New York City. It is not the heartless place so many people think it is.


23 posted on 11/29/2012 10:28:04 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Texas Fossil

“I often see evidence of private acts of human kindness here where I live.

There are a number of people here who often help others with no desire for recognition.

Sense of community is still strong here.”

YES! I see the same where I live. Most I know give privately, no accolades expected. I am poor (& disabled), yet I still help out those who have less than I do, the only people who know are those people I help!


24 posted on 11/29/2012 10:42:46 AM PST by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: Kartographer
"Second-Hand Lions"... loved that movie!


25 posted on 11/29/2012 10:42:52 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge; Kartographer

Great movie and post. BTTT.


26 posted on 11/29/2012 10:54:04 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: OldMissileer

May God bless you. And thank you so much for your service.


27 posted on 11/29/2012 11:16:18 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Bigg Red
Thank you. I always get a little embarrassed when someone thanks me. I always thought it was my duty to stand up and wear the uniform. Even as a child it was the only thing I wanted to do. I am part of the .45% and would do it again without hesitation.

God bless the USA!

28 posted on 11/29/2012 11:46:55 AM PST by OldMissileer
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To: Kartographer

Why Billionaire Bloomberg failed to provide shoes to poor during winter?


29 posted on 11/29/2012 11:48:19 AM PST by jennychase
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To: Kartographer

“I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.”

- Ronald Reagan


30 posted on 11/29/2012 11:58:42 AM PST by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Tarantulas

What if the cop is happy that obozo won and showing his enthusiasm this way?


31 posted on 11/29/2012 12:16:16 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: Fully Awake DAV
Thank you, sir.

That is how it should be.

It is not about money, it is about helping your neighbors.

It is a very old tradition here. Dating back to when this county was settled. My family has been here since 1889. That was an extremely hard time. Those who came to settle here simply wanted to be left alone, enough to settle on the fringe of the prairie where life was harsh, but few meddled in your life.

32 posted on 11/29/2012 2:32:57 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: miss marmelstein; BerryDingle

and he was sitting outside of a shoe store


33 posted on 11/30/2012 2:08:53 PM PST by Optimist
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To: Kartographer

He did the right thing.

Good for him. :)


34 posted on 12/01/2012 10:54:34 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

The homeless man went and sold the boots.

probably for booze.

so... heartwarming.... booze.... lol


35 posted on 12/01/2012 11:06:00 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BerryDingle

They fit. The cop went to the store not thinking - and then realized he had to go back and ask the guy what shoe size he is! (A size 12).


36 posted on 12/01/2012 11:21:29 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: GeronL
If the guy did, he did, but the cop did the right thing. We can control others actions but we are responsible for our own.

"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me." Matthew 25:40
37 posted on 12/02/2012 2:37:35 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

There is an update here (which takes nothing away from this generous act).

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2965118/posts


38 posted on 12/03/2012 7:48:58 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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