While temperatures neared freezing in Manhattan over the weekend, this good deed warmed the hearts of passengers on a Brooklyn-bound subway.

Lazaro Nolasco boarded his train Friday around 10 p.m. when he managed to capture a Good Samaritan take the shirt off his back for a shivering and shirtless homeless man.


The video (above) uploaded to Facebook has gone viral, with over 12 million views and more than 200,000 shares.

“The guy didn’t have a shirt on,” Nolasco told the New York Daily News. “His body looked sick.”

The footage shows the commuter taking off his shirt and helping the homeless man put it on, leaving the good-doer with only a muscle tank on. At one point in the video the Good Samaritan returning to his seat, only to come back with a hat for the man-in-need.

“The guy did a good deed, so I wanted to record it,” Nolasco said. “I would tell him, ‘God bless him.’ That was thoughtful.”

The homeless man is seen wiping a tear from his eye as the video ends.

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