New York City's Finest

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New York City's Finest
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 10:11am

Character is what you do when no one is watching.

But a stranger was watching New York Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo when he decided to buy a barefoot homeless man a pair of new boots on a cold night earlier this month.  

“The two things that really stuck out in my mind that night was just how cold it was and that this was the most polite gentleman I ever met, and I knew I had to help him,” DePrimo said Friday on TODAY.

Unbeknownst to DePrimo, a nearby tourist snapped a picture of the random act of kindness  and the photo quickly went viral.

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Tue, 12-04-2012 - 1:58pm
Such a warm gesture. I'm sure many kindnesses, by police, go unnoticed we only hear about the negative.