Today, I'm not going to waste your time with the usual filth that I normally waste your time with like the cat fight that happened at the Hector "Macho" Camacho funeral or the other cat fight in Chelsea where Lindsay Lohan punched some girl in the face or the fact that the big Power Ball winners are from Arizona and Missouri. Instead, since I won't be blogging tomorrow, I wanted to share this amazing story that came out of the NYPD.
It turns out; not all New York City police officers are worthless! Officer Larry DePrimo proved that there still is humanity left in the NYPD. You see, back on November 14, DePrimo encountered an unidentified, shoeless man on the sidewalk on Seventh Avenue near 44th Street. In other words, he found a bum on the corner of 44th and Seventh. Anyway, DePrimo offered to get him socks and shoes because he remembers wearing two pairs of wool socks and combat boots, himself, that day and he was even cold and here's this guy with no shoes or socks on. The officer, who's been on the force for nearly three years now, walked to a Skechers store on 42nd Street and shelled out $75 for insulated winter boots and thermal socks, He returned to the homeless man, knelt down and put the footwear on him. DePrimo remembers the man smiling from ear to ear, "It was like you gave him a million dollars." DePrimo then asked the man if he wanted a cup of coffee, but he graciously declined and went on his way.
At the time, DePrimo didn't realize it, but a tourist from Arizona snapped a photo of him giving the man socks and boots to ward off the cold and posted the image on NYPD's Facebook page. The photo went viral and became an instant hit garnering over 260,000 "Likes". A number that keeps growing every day! DePrimo, from Holbrook, NY, remembers having dinner that night and getting a text message from a friend saying that his photo had gone viral. He was absolutely shocked because he thought nothing of it. It was just mindless generosity. This is why there is still hope for humanity! And this is how you know that there are still heroes within every police department, especially the NYPD, who definitely gets a bad rap! Officer Larry DePrimo, you truly are a hero and should be a model for every police officer moving forward!