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Viral Video of Good Samaritan Giving Shirt Off His Back to Homeless Man on NYC Train Never Gets Old

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Better Society
Source: Yahoo.com

A video that went viral in 2016 of a random act of kindness on a New York train is still a source of inspiration to others, reminding us all to help others less fortunate whenever and wherever we can.

Random act of kindness on the NY subway is still a heartwarmer

Thousands of homeless people walk the streets of New York City, but that didn’t stop one Good Samaritan from doing what he could for the needy, even if it meant literally giving the shirt off his back.

It was a Friday back in 2016, when he noticed a homeless man without a shirt shivering from the cold. At the time, temperatures in the city were hovering around 45 degrees, he told ABC News.
Joey Resto, 23, was taking the downtown “A” train to his home in Brooklyn after work It was a Friday back in 2016, when he noticed a homeless man without a shirt shivering from the cold. At the time, temperatures in the city were hovering around 45 degrees, he told ABC News.
“He looked cold, hungry…like he had just gotten beat up,” Resto told ABC News. Source: Facebook/ABCNews
Not only did he take the shirt off his back and offer it to the man, he helped him put it on, looping the man's raised hands through the shirt's armholes.
Next, the native New Yorker said he did what he “thought was right.” Not only did he take the shirt off his back and offer it to the man, he helped him put it on, looping the man’s raised hands through the shirt’s armholes. Source: Facebook/GoodMorningAmerica
He looked so weak and frail,” “I had to help him, or he would not put it on.” Resto told ABC-owned station WABC in New York. Resto then placed his hat on the man’s bruised head and invited him to his family’s home to have a warm meal, hot coffee and to offer him more clothes. Although the man accepted Resto’s offer, he fell asleep before the train reached his stop. Source: Facebook/GoodMorningAmerica
It has been shared more than 260,000 times and has garnered more than 300,000
Little did Resto know, his entire act of kindness was caught on video by a fellow passenger It has been shared more than 260,000 times and has garnered more than 300,000 “likes.” The video has been viewed more than 13 million times. “It just came from the heart,” Resto said. “I don’t know how anyone could have walked past him and had extra clothing and not given it to him.” Source: Facebook/GoodMorningAmerica
He wished he could have given him something warmer. Resto's girlfriend, 24-year-old Yanisleidy Martinez told ABC News that she wasn't surprised that Resto's act of kindness got such good feedback, because he's naturally a
Despite giving the man what he could, Resto said he “still felt bad” He wished he could have given him something warmer. Resto’s girlfriend, 24-year-old Yanisleidy Martinez told ABC News that she wasn’t surprised that Resto’s act of kindness got such good feedback, because he’s naturally a “giving” and “caring” person. Source: Facebook/GoodMorningAmerica
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