It’s amazing the type of giving that takes place during the holiday season, and how responsive people are to it. This is quite evident from a recent image that creeped up on social media this past week of a police officer assisting a homeless man by giving him boots and socks on one cold November night. This image, according to a PR Daily article, has gotten, “more than 500,000 “likes,” nearly 187,000 shares, and tens of thousands of comments.”
Additional news outlets, The New York Times and USA Today covered the story and posted it in their online news sources. All three articles, from PR Daily, The New York Times and USA Today were just published yesterday, November 30, and already they have been liked, shared, tweeted and re-tweeted by individuals. This just goes to show how effective social media can be in getting news out very quickly.
I remember seeing this image on Twitter the other day, and I thought that it was very touching. You don’t see this type of behavior, or it is usually not captured and shared like this one was. This particular image has spread so rapidly over the past two days, I hope this act of kindness from a police officer will model a sense of giving not only during the holiday season, but throughout the months and years to come.