I love this picture and the fact that the officer had a big enough heart to offer someone less fortunate a pair of boots!
Well, the original photo spoke about the nature of the cop. The nature of the recipient is now obvious. It doesn't change anything about that cop.
Well, if anyone is making cash off of this photo then he does deserve some of the 'pie'.
Kinda had a sneaking suspicion on reading the article,and how fast he beat feet(get it?) after getting the boots that he was gonna trade em for booze or drugs but was hoping not..probably has footwear stashed close and that is his schtick,to look pitiful, shoeless outside stores to get cash..maybe not,but oh well,it doesn't change the fact this guy tried to do something good..so shines a good deed in a weary world..
...homeless boy needs one of those size twelves used repeatedly on his backside for that type of "thankful spirit"...with my cynical eye, and due to where I work-here's my theory...the boots aren't "hidden" anywhere-he sold the damn things and now wants "payed" just coz somebody took his picture...if this is how he operated before his homelessness-I can understand how he ended up there...earthworms have more soul...seriously dude, if Jesus had walked by and blessed you-what?-you woulda wanted part of the royalties because you were included in a biblical teaching???...
In all fairness, we are talking about a homeless person who more than likely has some psychological issues he is dealing with. You really cannot judge him like you would judge a rational thinking person. Who knows what kind of perception of reality this guy has. Don't get me wrong, I am not defending him; I am simply pointing out that he more than likely does not think in the same rational way we do.