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Good Samaritan Takes Off Shirt For Shivering Homeless Man On NYC Train

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Good Samaritan Takes Off Shirt For Homeless Man On NYC Train
A homeless man sleeps on the pavement on the first cold weather weekend in Paris November 20, 2005. REUTERS/Franck Prevel
A homeless man sleeps on the pavement on the first cold weather weekend in Paris November 20, 2005. REUTERS/Franck Prevel
REUTERS/Franck Prevel

A 23-year old man in New York has displayed the heart of God – love – when he gave an homeless man who was freezing the shirt on his own back.

Joey Resto was on the Downtown train, Friday night, when he spotted a homeless man. All of the other passengers sat far away because of the odor. Resto, however, sat right in front of the man and immediately he was overcome with compassion.

“It was freezing that night. He looked cold and hungry,” Resto told Lucy Yang – Eyewitness News, ABC7NY.

Resto took the shirt off his back, and helped dress the man. Then he covered the older man’s bruised head with his own hat.

“He looked so weak and frail. I had to help him, or he would not put it on,” Resto said.

What Resto did not know was that another rider videotaped this tender exchange, and posted it on Facebook, where it has gone viral with more than 13 million views.

Resto says he hopes he inspires others to do acts of kindness. He also says he invited the homeless man to his apartment in Brooklyn for more clothes. He offered to get him something to eat, but he says the man curled up and went to sleep after the shirt and hat. Resto is hoping others will help watch over the man and others who are helpless.

 

 

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