A Tampa man, Oscar Aquino, gave a homeless man the shoes off his feet in a random act of kindness that’s getting wide-spread, and deserved praise online.
Oscar 29-years-old, said he walked out of his store on Wednesday to see a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk. That poor man was eating crackers and sipping a soda.
Aquino noticed the man’s black and torn up feet, chatted with him for a moment and asked him his shoe size.
Aquino then took off his new Jordan athletic shoes and gave them to the man. He turned around and went back to work, like it was nothing.
That moment was captured by Carla Rose on her cellphone. She saw the two men speaking and, as she watched what unfolded between the two men, she snapped a picture.
Aquino had no idea what Rose had done until he got a phone call from a friend in Jacksonville early Thursday morning telling him he was famous on social media, he said.
Aquino couldn’t believe it.
He told his fiancée, Keysi Ramos, “Anyone can end up like that [homeless] one day. I’m blessed that I can buy myself another pair.”
“I’ve been through tough times and it’s hard when you have no one to give you a hand,” Aquino said.
Oscar Aquino is a real-life hero. What an awesome display of human-kindness! x
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