Promoted

Meet The Most Beloved Police Officer In New York City

Larry DePrimo, the cop who bought a homeless man shoes and won the Internet’s heart, speaks out.

Lawrence “Larry” DePrimo, 25, reportedly joined the department in 2010. He lives with his parents on Long Island.

He says that he keeps the receipt for the $100 Skechers shoes — discounted to $75 by the Skechers manager — in his vest “to remind me that sometimes people have it worse.”

NYPD posted a photo of DePrimo on its Facebook Thursday. By Friday, it had about 47,500 likes and 8,200 shares.

And the photo that started it all…

Captured by tourist Jennifer Foster, a communications director for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
  Your Reaction?
  REACT WITH GIF
 

    Contributions

    Here Are The Top Stories
    • Joe Biden has begun to "actively explore a possible presidential campaign," the New York Times reports.
    • A conservation group in Zimbabwe reported that Jericho, the brother of beloved lion Cecil, was shot and killed by a hunter. But some scientists monitoring the pride believe he is OK.
    • The trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland was disciplined for "unprofessional conduct" in the fall of 2014, records show.
    Get The News App

    Hot Buzz

    What Are Your Favourite Memories Of The London 2012 Olympics?

    collection

    What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You About Dating In Your Twenties?

    collection

    Now Buzzing