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The Mysterious Stranger

just_the_facts_maam Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 1:19 PM
The cop did a wonderful act of kindness to someone he saw in need. Don't let the talking heads destroy the hope it inspired in so many of us that our young people are much better people than they are sometimes portrayed to be.

Washington-Jeffrey Hillman is a man who shambles the streets of New York City looking quite unkempt, drab, and hopeless. He panhandles sometimes and mutters to himself. Frankly, he looks a wreck and apparently is often in need of a pair of shoes. On cold winter nights he gets them.

One cold November night, Officer Lawrence DePrimo spotted Hillman seated shoeless on the pavement of Times Square, and the young policeman left his post, went into a store nearby, and bought Hillman a pair of shoes costing $100. He even helped Hillman put them on. A tourist snapped a picture of DePrimo...