NEW YORK POLICE APPROACH HOMELESS MAN IN GRAND CENTRAL STATION – WHAT THEY DID NEXT IS GOING VIRAL
A commuter at Grand Central Station in New York City jumped on social media to report an incident he witnessed. When he saw NYPD walk up to a homeless man rifling through the trash, he thought there would be trouble. Instead, he witnessed a random act of kindness.
Joshua Lagan says he was on the subway platform watching the homeless man root through the trash for cans. Police officers approached the man and Lagan wrongly assumed it would be to give him a hard time.
The officers explained to the man that going through trash cans was illegal and told him that he needed to stop. They asked him why he was collecting the cans.
“Socks,” the man replied. “I want socks.”
The man was hoping to collect enough .05 cent deposit bottles to purchase something to keep him a bit warmer for the winter.
“I’ll buy you socks,” said the officer, putting his arm around the homeless man, smiling. “It’s Christmas soon right? I’ll buy you socks for Christmas. Merry Christmas. Let’s go to the store.”
“Are you serious? Are you serious?” said the shocked homeless man, over and over, according to Lagan.
“It was a small gesture, but I saw a man regardless of color or uniform show compassion for another person. How often do we miss opportunities to do that?” Lagan concluded.
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