Posted at: 11/29/2012 8:11 AM
By: Associated Press
A tourist's snapshot of a New York City police officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in Times Square has created an online sensation.
Jennifer Foster, a tourist from Arizona, posted a picture of Officer Larry DePrimo giving the man the all-weather boots and socks on a frigid night in Times Square on November 14.
The image became an instant hit on the NYPD's Facebook page. More than 300,000 users "liked" his generosity as of Thursday morning.
DePrimo tells Newsday the homeless man said he'd never had a pair of shoes. He says the man "smiled from ear to ear. It was like you gave him a million dollars."
Photo taken by Jennifer Foster of Florence, AZ and posted on the NYPD's Facebook page