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Date: 11/30/12 10:57 AM

20 Responses to NYPD Officer Buys Boots For Homeless Man

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18411 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 10:59 am
    Link: NYPD Officer Buys Boots For Homeless Man - Officer Larry DePrimo is the man of the day. Your faith in humanity recharged again.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3053 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 11:07 am
    I`ve seen this in news articles - there`s already a lot of cynicism being expressed about it.

    Personally I don`t care whether the guy has been seen shoeless again since, or that it`s been publicised like this... the guy bought another person a pair of shoes, good on him.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 11:07 am
    Good man. I just don`t understand why it needs a press conference? This just lowers the standard by which we should regard other human beings and acts of kindness.
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    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 11:11 am
    wonder when he sells the shoes to buy some booze or gets them robbed.. hope not of course and I hope he appreciates it as much as he said but..
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4563 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

    People think they sit around begging for cash all day. In reality they are out there working hard, buying beer for underage kids. God bless them.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 11:17 am
    Yeah, ya know... sell his shoes on that great big used bum shoe market where there is such great demand. Some of the best shoes I own are urine soaked used bum shoes. Man people love hiding their hate for the homeless behind some absurdly misplaced cynicism.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7708 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 11:27 am
    Remember this next time your dozens of pairs of shoes come tumbling out of your wardrobe and you curse because you just don`t have enough room.
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    ByOwlPost Female 18-29
    519 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 11:29 am
    I was skeptical about why he was having the press conference as well, but it seems that most likely the image started circulating and he was approached by the press. Everyone seems to like hearing about people being good to eachother.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6293 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 11:35 am
    The Lyke Wake Dirge is a Yorkshire funeral song which describes how the journey after death is eased by good deeds in life.

    If ever thou gavest hosen and shoon,
    Sit thee down and put them on;
    If hosen and shoon thou ne`er gav`st nane
    The whinnes sall prick thee to the bare bane.

    ( If ever you gave socks and shoes
    Sit down and put them on.
    If socks and shoes you never gave none
    The thorns will prick you to the bare bone.)

    I guess this guy will walk easy.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2398 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 11:52 am
    Faith in humanity +1

    As for the people complaining about the press confernce, i`d rather see this then cebutards coked up car chrashes, new i-toy sleep overs or economic ghost stories.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 11:56 am
    Do your good deeds in secret if you`re doing them for the right reasons. Otherwise all you`re doing is putting on a show for praise.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2708 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 11:58 am
    Big city PDs should have a budget for this kind of stuff... when an officer runs across some poor soul in real need, they could help them out and submit the receipt for reimbursement. I know, I know, I`m just a softhearted "libtard"...
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Hm.... I donated a Wii with all the games, controllers and accessories to a random struggling family with four kids who otherwise wouldn`t have gotten anything for Christmas.

    ... I want a press conference!!
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6293 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Come on, give the guy the benefit. He was snapped in the act and it became a thing to which he was probably pressured to respond. No reason to think he was grandstanding in the first instance. I`m as cynical as the next guy but sometimes good deeds are just that, however the machine responds.
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    sourkraut Male 40-49
    354 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    Yeah, exactly what LordJim said.
    Also, some poor old bugger got a pair of shoes out of this deal on a freezing night. Who cares what the cop`s motivation was...
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4878 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm
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    Funkytoes Female 18-29
    170 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    If you look at the original post the tourist says she doesn`t know the name of the Officer and he wasn`t aware of her taking the picture. Ok, could still be setup, but who the heck cares O.o I chose to believe he did a good deed because he wanted to, not because he wanted to be seen doing it. Tbh, it`s sad and cynical to instantly think he`s doing it for his own good, I kinda pity people who have that kind of view of the world :/
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    This is a sweet story, much rather see this then some douchy cop vid.
    Tis the season& all.
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    MissingOS Male 18-29
    6 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm
    never had a pair of shoes yet knew his shoe size
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    OpusFlux Male 30-39
    3 posts
    December 3, 2012 at 9:01 am
    I`m laughing because our society has become so self absorbed that when someone actually does a good deed for someone it makes national headlines. sad.

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