NYC Stranger Gives Shivering Homeless Man The Shirt Off His Back
After spending time with his girlfriend, Lazaro Nolasco said he boarded the train at Washington Heights and watched the good deed unfold during the long stretch between 125th and 59th streets 10 p.m. Friday.
“It was just us on the train,” said Nolasco, whose video of the encounter went viral.
“The guy didn’t have a shirt on,” he told the Daily News. “His body looked sick.”
The 21-year-old watched the man take off his shirt and give it to the man-in-need as nighttime temperatures in Manhattan neared freezing. His generosity left him with only a muscle tank to shelter him from the elements.
The conversation between both men is inaudible during the nearly two-minute video, but Nolasco recalled that the good Samaritan asked if the man needed a shirt.
“You want to go to a hospital,” he asked next.
The man said “yes” on both counts. “The guy did a good deed, so I wanted to record it,” Nolasco added. “I would tell him, ‘God bless him.’ That was thoughtful.”
It’s unclear what became of both men when Nolasco got off the train at 42nd St., but the two men stayed behind.
Make sure you have Kleenex on hand before you watch this video…