ACT OF KINDNESS FROM AN NYPD OFFICER – Just when you were thinking that the world really is an awful place with little or no human kindness, an individual comes along to make you realize that there are people out there that do care and in a moment provide an unselfish act of human kindness that really does lift the human spirit.
In the photograph below you clearly see an NYPD Police Officer and a Homeless Man. Now you might initially think that the officer is having a word with him about not being able to be where he is, but look again closely.
Did you notice that the Homeless man isn’t wearing any shoes? Look again and notice a pair by his feet. The fact is the Homeless man did not have any shoes and the Police Officer therefore bought him a pair and laid them beside him.
You see, there is some good in the world and surely Officer Lawrence DePrimo is not only one of New York’s finest but also one of the world’s finest examples of a human being.
The photograph was snapped by a tourist, Jennifer Foster, who then published the photograph and explained what was occurring in the scene. Much to Officer DePrimo’s and Ms Foster’s surprise the image went viral. Across a plethora of social networks people were applauding Officer DePrimo’s act of kindness who responded by saying; “I really didn’t think about the money,’ he said. ‘I didn’t care what the price was. I just had to help him out.”
So what response did this single act of kindness receive from the public? The NYPD took action and posted Ms Foster’s photograpah on its Facebook page and it became an instant hit. So far, in just a few short days, the page has received more than 466,000 Likes and more than 140,000 people have shared it.
Thousands of people have commented, including one person who praised him as ‘An officer AND a Gentleman.’
It does go to show you that a simple act of kindness can really lift the human spirit and with all the troubles around the world it does make you sit back and realize one simple truth… If we were all to show a little tolerance and kindness towards each other, family, friends and even complete strangers, the world would be a much nicer place to live in and Officer DePrimo is the perfect example of how to achieve it; that simple moment of giving which made a world of difference to another human being.
Next time you are out and about how about showing a little compassion for your fellow human being and put aside your own needs first for just a moment – it can make a world of difference to someone in real need.