A good Samaritan

New York Good Cop Lauded For Act Of Kindness


The image of Officer Larry DePrimo buying boots for a barefooted homeless man earns wide praise for his random act of kindness.


It was meant to be a private gesture, but the New York policeman who bought a homeless man a $100 (£62) pair of boots has won international and official praise.
Officer Larry DePrimo appeared before throngs of reporters and cameras on Thursday after being awarded a pair of cufflinks by his boss, NYPD Commisioner Ray Kelly.

The 25-year-old explained that he had been inspired by his grandfather to buy the anonymous barefoot man a pair of shoes, after encountering him during his beat near Times Square on a cold evening in early November.

Vocabulary:

to laud -

barefooted /barefoot (adj) -

homeless (adj) -

praise (v/n) -

a throng of -

to award -

cufflinks -

(a policeman's) beat -

to stick out in your mind -

a basement apartment -

to besiege -

a truck -

to snap a photo -

to do the rounds -

to kick off -

amid (prep) -

a fairytale -

to walk by -

pants -

hiked up -

a scam -

a charity -

to wade in -

to point out -

a vagrant -

a mayor -

to seek (sought, sought) -

a rough sleeper -

moving (adj) -

a stark contrast -

to spiral out of control -

on sb's watch -



Source: You Tube (AssociatedPress) Key Words: Larry dePrimo cop




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