Wieder: Joey Resto, Who Gave His Shirt To A Shirtless And Shivering Homeless Man, Is An Inspiration To All

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Joey Resto, left, was honored for his act of kindness by Rockland County Legislator Aron B. Wieder, right, and his colleagues on the board.
Joey Resto, left, was honored for his act of kindness by Rockland County Legislator Aron B. Wieder, right, and his colleagues on the board.

Rockland County Legislator Aron B. Wieder and his legislative colleagues have honored a Brooklyn man for his act of kindness, calling him an inspiration for all.

Joey Resto was riding the New York City subway on Jan. 8 when he saw a homeless man who was shirtless and shivering. Resto removed his own top shirt and gave it to the man – going so far as to help dress him and even giving the man his winter hat.

Resto’s actions were caught on videotape by another passenger and he became an internet sensation after the video quickly went viral.

“It takes a person with a giant heart to do what Joey Resto did,” Wieder said. “Joey didn’t even realize that his great deed was being videotaped. He simply did what he had to do…Joey you represent the best in what everyone should strive to be: selfless.”

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