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The Worst

Some people will just piss on anything, won't they? Louis Zehmke, you are a grade-A douchenozzle, and just because you are too selfish to ever consider doing this for another human being doesn't mean everyone is. Kudos to DePrimo for being an awesome guy.

Cherry IScream

You know what?

Even if it WAS a stunt (which I don't think it was), the guy spend $100 to give the homeless man a decent pair of shoes.

At this time of year, we have people assaulting each other to try and get hold of discount goods they probably don't need. There's some perspective for you.

Hiedi

I don't think the officer knew he was being photographed at the time. Nor do I think it was his intention for this simple act to take on a life of it's own.

I am going to take this story for face value-that somebody (who, this time, happened to be an on duty cop in uniform) saw a man in need. Knowing he could not fix all of the man's problems-why he was homeless, his need for stable housing ect, he could at least do something. And that was to get him some socks and a decent pair of shoes.

This is something neither one will forget.

Zmidponk

Given how often you see stories about bad cops, this is a very nice reminder that bad cops aren't the only kind of cop there is.

trekkiebabe

That is an awesome thing! We need to take care of each other, this police officer had the right idea!

CashierBtch

This was on the news last night. He still lives with his parents (so do I, do thats no big deal) and I'm sure they are the proudest parents in the US right now. They raised a great guy!

candieaddict

Yeah, I saw this on the news too.

The dude sounded, in the interview, like he had no clue the lady was taking the photo.

Such a sweet man! We need more of these people in the world.

fulltime

Most officers in uniform don't make nearly as much as we think. To donate expensive shoes for the homeless man shows that this officer went above and beyond the call of duty. Both professionally and personally!

When I was a soldier, we did annual training in Poland (for one month at a time). We tossed out chem sticks and MREs to the kids that watched us drive to our training site. The Polish were so very thankful.

There was a time that I went to the mall. There was a man in his mid twenties and was asking for just pocket change. He felt bad asking, but his car was broken into (he showed me and pulled out a key to unlock the car to prove it was his). He was hoping to get a bunch of small change to get money for gas. He lived in Nashville, TN and I live in Louisville, KY. That is about a 4 hour drive. His suit cases were stolen, no wallet, no cash, no credit cards. After he opened his broken glass car, I gave the man forty dollars. I also told him to follow me to the gas station. I used a credit card to fill up his gas tank (which only had 1/4 of a tank). I also went inside and got him a 24 ounce can of beer, a couple of drinks and snacks. He broke out in tears and asked for an address to send money back to me went he got back home. I told him not to worry about it but he insisted. I gave him my address, and about three weeks later, I got a letter in the mail with all the money I spent plus an extra $30.00 for interest.

I never expected anything in return. I believe in karma. When I got that extra $30.00, I made a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. Pay it forward.

The officer in this article needs a good commendation put in his personnel file. If more people did a good deed, our country would be a better place. I am not saying that we need pay every time we see something, but if you got an extra few cents of pocket change, don't be afraid to give it. Besides, I can't even buy a soda for less than a dollar. $0.37 isn't much to lose.

Soft Ice Girl

This story absolutely made my night!
It is so wonderful that there are decent people out there!
And very nice to see a god cop for a change, as most often the violent cops make the news.

Skittles

Kudos to the cop though I have to admit being a little skeptical. It probably wasn't staged, but with media the way it is you can understand why some folks would be suspicious. The photo is framed almost professionally and they mentioned a few key words like terrorist, blistered feet, and claiming the cop put the shoes and socks on the guy himself. The last part clearly meant to evoke biblical levels of humility, something few cops have. I'm with it so far as the cop buying the guy shoes, probably because with all the Sandry overflow he had little hope of getting the guy to a shelter.

Sandman2010

I know it came out later that the homeless man actually did have an apartment and was just off his nut, but that doesn't take anything away from the officer's act of kindness. Wish we had more people like him these days.

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