Jogger gives homeless man shoes off his feet


A LITTLE BUMPY RIDE DURING THE WORK WEEK.>>>GOT A STORY NOW THAT GOT OUR ATTENTION FOR OUR BE KIND CAMPAIGN. A JOGGER IN MANHATTAN GAVE HIS SHOES AND HIS SOCKS TO A HOMELESS MAN WHO WAS SITTING ON A SIDEWALK.>>THE VIDEO WAS POSTED ON TWITTER AND WENT VIRAL. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER KEMBERLY RICHARDSON SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE MAN WHO RECEIVED THE FOOTWEAR.>>HE TOLD ME THEY’RE SIZE 13. HE ASKED ME MY SIZE.>>Reporter: IT WAS LIKE FINDING A NEEDLE IN A HAY STACK IN A CITY OF MILLIONS. WE DIDN’T KNOW HIS NAME, ONLY KNEW THAT WAS HIM THERE SITTING ON THE SIDEWALK WHEN SOMETHING SPECTACULAR HAPPENED IN THIS VIDEO THAT’S GONE VIRAL. JOE IS ONLY TALKING TO EYEWITNESS NEWS.>>I NEVER THOUGHT SOMEBODY WOULD COME OUT AND TAKE THEIR SHOES OFF AND GIVE THEM TO ME.>>Reporter: THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED. JOE, WHO’S HOMELESS, TELLS ME THE JOGGER, A STRANGER, NOTICED HE HAD HOLES IN THE BOTTOMS OF HIS SNEAKERS, THEN SAID –>>I’VE BEEN BLESSED PRETTY MUCH MY WHOLE LIFE. GOD HAS BEEN VERY NICE TO ME. IT FEELS LIKE I SHOULD BLESS YOU TOO. HERE, TAKE MY SHOES. AND HE TOOK THEM OFF AND GAVE THEM TO ME.>>WHAT DID YOU THINK?>>I WAS SURPRISED.>>Reporter: THE WOMAN WHO SHOT THIS VIDEO HAPPENED TO BE STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT AND STARTED RECORDING. AT FIRST JOE TELLS ME HE THOUGHT IT WAS ALL A SETUP.>>HE SENT SOMEBODY ACROSS THE STREET TO RECORD HIM DOING IT SO HE LOOKS LIKE THE HERO OF THE TOWN. NO, I REALLY SEE IT WAS SOMETHING FROM THE HEART.>>Reporter: JOE’S LIVED ON THE STREETS FOR YEARS, ADMITS HE’S HAD HIS FAIR SHARE OF TROUBLE AND STRUGGLES BUT TELLS ME HE’S READY TO GET HIS LIFE BACK ON TRACK.>>IF YOU GIVE ME THE CHANCE, I’LL BE THE MOST AMAZING WORKER YOU’LL HAVE. AND I DO OVERTIME.>>Reporter: THE MAN WHO TOOK A FEW MINUTES TO HELP SOMEONE ELSE, JOE IS GRATEFUL.>>THANK YOU. THAT’S ALL I CAN

5 Comments

  • Seems very staged,somebody just happen 2 b recording ,,I don't think so,,probably abc needed a story for their be kind campaign and created one

  • Things like this do and can happen, not everything in life is staged. Bless the pair of them

  • Two words! Job agency! I would take the hardest crapiest job just not to be on the street! There's no excuse!

  • He never even tried them on. He's just speaking to the reporter holding the new shoes.

  • I don’t understand how in the world such a healthy, intelligent young man can become homeless? I hope he’ll be on his own feet soon. Best of luck.

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