12/17/2013 03:55 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This NYPD Officer Understands The Spirit Of Giving Season Better Than Any Of Us

One NYPD officer understands the true spirit of giving season.

Last Friday morning, when Transit Bureau Officer Carlos Ramos spotted a homeless man, without shoes or a jacket, on a sidewalk near the United Nations building in Manhattan, he took off his sweatshirt from under his uniform and gave it to the man, identified as Robert William, according to the New York Post.

The gesture is warming our hearts as temperatures drop outside.

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Ramos, a father of three, was assigned to look for suspicious packages and activity near the UN when he found William sitting on the sidewalk, the New York Daily News reported. William, who also uses the name Johnny Davis, said he'd been on the streets for a few weeks after a fight with a roommate, according to Polaris Images.

Despite his circumstances, he originally refused Ramos' sweatshirt, the Daily News reported.

"My concern was for him," Ramos told the paper. "His concern was for me staying warm."

Last November, a photograph of NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo giving a man on the street socks and boots to stay warm went viral. DePrimo had walked to a nearby Sketchers store to buy the $75 worth of footwear.



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