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Originally posted by gnosticagnostic
That's just so sad... because there really are needy people who would appreciate the kindness and it's unfortunate that he sold the boots for whatever he purchased with the money.. He's obviously very sick.
Originally posted by chiefsmom
He says he's grateful for the gift, but he wants "a piece of the pie" because the photo was posted online "without permission". I really don't care what he did with the boots, but the above statement is making me question what kind of man he really is.
Originally posted by DocHolidaze
the cop giving a homeless man boots was a farce. with law enforcement being portrayed in the media as they are(and as they deserve to be) someone set this photo opportunity up to make police look good, and whomever took the picture to get paid. the whole thing was bullshnipe to begin with
Originally posted by 0zzymand0s
If our compassion begins and ends with a photograph of a pair of boots, we never had any in the first place.
"If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother." Deuteronomy 15:7
Originally posted by olaru12
By all means let's make assumptions about the homeless. "They are all drunks and junkies and prefer to live on the street and count on the kindness of strangers."
Originally posted by stirling
The poor guys boots are none of your or anyones elses business....
Originally posted by FlyersFan
He's a veteran and he has family he can stay with. His family said they invite him often to come live with them and that they love him but the homeless man WANTS to be homeless.
Daily Mail Article Linked in your Yahoo Source
The family of Jeffrey Hillman, the shoeless man helped out by a police officer in Times Square, had no clue their relative was living on the streets.
The man's brother, Kirk Hillman, was shocked when he recently saw his younger brother make headlines around the world after the selfless officer gave the homeless man a new pair of boots.
'The last time we heard from him was maybe a year ago on New Year’s Day,' said Tish Hillman, who lives with Kirk in Allentown, Pa. 'Once a year, he calls us to let us know he’s OK.'
(Source being the same article linked above, found at the very end of the story)
'Jeffrey has his own life, and he has chosen that life, but he knows that our hearts and home are always open to him,' said Alegra Hall, Kirk Hillman’s daughter, told the newspaper.
'He knows that,' she said. 'He’s well aware of that.'
“We love our brother very much,” Hillman’s brother, Kirk, of Nazareth, Pa., told the Daily News Sunday, adding that he was surprised to see his brother in the newspaper. “Our door is always open to him, but this is a lifestyle he’s chosen.”
"I appreciate what the officer did, don't get me wrong," Hillman continued. "I wish there were more people like him in the world."
He added: "I want to thank everyone that got onto this thing. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart. It meant a lot to me. And to the officer, first and foremost."