What that New York City police officer did, giving a strange man a pair of boots just because he thought it was the right thing to do, should not be forgotten, no matter the details about the background of the homeless man continue to leak out.
The latest headlines about him really illustrate just how difficult it is to solve problems such as these.
This kind of work is hard - and it would be harder still if people stopped giving simply because there's no guarantee of a storybook end. I'd rather we risk helping too many people than too few.
I agree with this writer: