Act of kindness turns New York cop into media darling

Handout photo of NYPD officer DePrimo giving boots to a homeless man in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. national media just got the perfect holiday gift: a feel-good tale about a young police officer who dug into his own pocket to put boots on a barefoot panhandler on a freezing city sidewalk. Even better was the way the story of New York City Police Officer Larry DePrimo's kindness unfolded. Thanks to a blurry Facebook photo snapped on a cell phone by a tourist who happened the incident in Times Square, DePrimo, 25, went from anonymous Good Samaritan to national media celebrity in less than 72 hours. …

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