Caring NYPD officer is internet hit

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A police officer in New York has become an internet hit after a photograph of him buying a homeless man a pair of boots was posted on the social networking site Facebook.

Officer Lawrence DePrimo, 25, noticed the shoe-less man in Times Square and bought him a pair of boots with his own money.

The act was caught on film by a tourist and posted online, where it has received thousands of comments.

Catharina Moh reports.

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