NYPD officer honored for act of kindness

A New York City police officer whose act of kindness turned him into an instant celebrity online was honored at City Hall Monday.

The act of kindness by an NYPD officer has gone viral on Facebook.

The act of kindness by an NYPD officer has gone viral on Facebook. (12/11/12)

MANHATTAN - A New York City police officer whose act of kindness turned him into an instant celebrity online was honored at City Hall Monday.

Officer Lawrence Deprimo was awarded a proclamation by Council Speaker Christine Quinn after being photographed while giving a barefooted homeless man brand new boots in Times Square.

Deprimo has remained modest about his gift and wasn't aware that a photo was being taken. He says he hopes he's inspired people to go out and help others.  

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