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NEW YORK (AP) A NYPD officer who made headlines for buying boots for a homeless man has been promoted.

Officer Lawrence DePrimo was promoted to the rank of detective on Tuesday.

An image taken by a tourist of DePrimo giving the boots to the man in Times Square last November became an Internet sensation.

At Tuesday's promotion, DePrimo told the Daily News that some people still come up to him and say he's inspired them to do something for others.