The heartwarming story documented in this video was mildly skewed today by the discovery that the “homeless” man in question—Jeffrey Hillman, the recipient of NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo’s good will and gifted boots—does indeed have a roof over his head. Yet this doesn’t change the fact that he’s living in dire conditions; it’s been said that Hillman “has a history of turning down services”. In the same vein, this news shouldn’t color the value of Officer DePrimo’s actions, which are few and far between these days.

By Pavithra Mohan