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. posted on

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.

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