Modern day Good Samaritan…

I came across this story and couldn’t help but share it here because it reminded me that Good Samaritan’s still exist today.

People who take time to notice others who are in need.

People who go out of their way to help someone out when it’s easier to pass them by.

People who have a heart of compassion rather than selfishness.

This story isn’t that extravagant. But it’s a beautiful one nevertheless.

It reminded me once again that in a world where often times we just worry about ourselves there are still people out there who take the time to care for others as well.

And it inspires me to be that person. That person that doesn’t just pass someone by without reaching out a hand to help them. That person that takes the time to see the hurting people around me. That person that takes time to be a Good Samaritan.

I hope it inspires you to be that person too. 🙂  Anna… 

It was a cold November night in Times Square when Officer Lawrence DePrimo came across a barefoot homeless man. Officer DePrimo disappeared for a moment, then returned with a new pair of boots, and knelt to help the man put them on.

The act of kindness would have gone unnoticed, if not for a tourist from Arizona who snapped the picture and posted it on the NYPD’s Facebook page.

Officer DePrimo is only 25 – and has only been on the force for 2 years. He had no idea the picture was taken or that it’s been viewed by thousands of people.

Later, when he was interviewed about the encounter, he said, “It was freezing out and you could see the blisters on the man’s feet. I had two pairs of socks and I was still cold.” They started talking; he found out the man’s shoe size: 12. DePrimo never got the man’s name, and as soon as the boots were on him, he went on his way.
– By: John Tesh

6 thoughts on “Modern day Good Samaritan…

  1. Thanks for the beautiful story. What a different world we would live in if we would all be willing to take the time to help someone in need. There are people all around us that are in need of some kind. I pray that during this holiday season, we can slow down enough to recognize the needs of those around us and be courageous enough to do something about them.


    • I definitely agree with you Shelly. Everyone is struggling with something and we need to stop and make time to notice those people and help them out in any way that we can. I think often times we don’t bother to help others because it takes up our time and we don’t feel “obligated” to but I think as believers we should feel the duty and have the desire to help anyone in need because helping them would be in a way as if we were helping Jesus. How different our world would be if we saw people in need as children of God (just as we are) and not just strangers that we have no reason to give any time for.


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