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Photo of compassionate NYPD cop goes viral

Posted at 4:44 PM, Nov 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-29 16:49:16-05

A photo of a New York City cop has gone viral for all the right reasons.

On a cold November night, Officer Lawrence DePrimo noticed a barefooted homeless man on the street.

Photo of NYPD cop giving boots, socks to homeless man goes viral

Instead of walking by, he went to a store and bought the man a brand new pair of boots.

He didn’t stop there. He even helped the man put them on.

Officer DePrimo says, he’s no hero. He was just doing the right thing.