God bles this officer.
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Saw him interviewed on the news this AM. Very cool guy. He carries the receipt for the boots under his vest.
I'd rather be lucky than good any day
There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.
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Kudos for his display of compassion. I hear enough bad news, so this was a refreshing change. I know there are plenty of folks out there who care, but it's good to see it in action!!!
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A man, without force, is without the essential dignity of humanity. Human nature is so constituted, that it cannot honor a helpless man, although it can pity him; and even this it cannot do long, if the signs of power do not arise.
There are many good people in this world and it is those that fight against evil that keep it a good world. Well done sir!
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I hope it is not a scam by the homeless individual.
Appears barefoot, people give him money for shoes or "buy" him shoes, then he turns around & sells them.
He has been seen barefoot on the streets again, claims he has the boots "hidden".
Hope I am wrong.....
Terrific deed by the officer.
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Just shoot the guy next to you in the knee and run like heck.
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What people need to realize is that despite the officer's sincere intent, many of the street folks are living that way because they want to. Short of placing them in a mental facility, there's not much anyone can do except provide help--if it will be accepted.
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If only more of our fellow human beings could exhibit such compassion for one another. Highly commendable, we can all take a lesson...
“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened”.
– Josef Stalin
It's called "Honor" Those less fortunate can alway's use a slight helping hand. If it's socks and a pair of boots then be it. If it's a lift up from drug addiction then let's also help those up on their feet.
It's a much better world when we reach out beyond ourselves and give some less fortunate a lift up !!
"If your looking down on someone then you should be helping them up"
This crowd is one that I have faith in that conducts theirselves in this way.
If he wants a "piece of the pie" then I'm willing to help him up if he wants too help himself up as well.
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He has hidden the boots because he fears they are worth more than his life. And he may well be right. Is it more important that we provide him with boots or a place that allows him to wear them. Could it be that that same circumstances That allow so many to end up where he is are the same ones that make it so he can't wear his boots.