Photo credit: Lazaro El Foo, Google Public Domain Images
Joey Resto’s Heartwarming Act of Kindness Caught on Camera
Joey Resto puts shirt on homeless man in New York subway
BY ROSE MINUTAGLIO @RoseMinutaglio 01/12/2016 AT 12:00 PM EST
A benevolent New York man literally gave the “shirt off his back” to a freezing homeless man on the subway Friday night.
The kind act was caught on camera and has been viewed over 13 million times on Facebook.
Joey Resto, a 23-year-old paralegal, says he observed that the shirtless passenger had skin abrasions and bumps on his head.
“It was a natural reaction to help, to do what I can. I hope they find this guy. It’s not hard to spot him,” Resto, a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident, told the New York Daily News.
“He didn’t really say yes, he just kind of lifted his arms like a child,” adds Resto, who took off his own shirt (and hat!) and helped dress the shivering man.
The kind deed, captured on video by Lazaro Nolasco, is a reminder that a little kindness can go a long way.
“The guy did a good deed, so I wanted to record it. I would tell him, ‘God bless him.’ That was thoughtful,” Nolasco told the New York Daily News.