Updated 04:20 PM EST, Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Good Samaritan Gives Shirt Off His Back to a Homeless Man to be Recognized by Gov. Cuomo [Viral]

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When your kind act lands in a viral video on a social media site, you can expect fifteen seconds of fame -- or, you could get invited by Governor Cuomo in Albany for the State of the State address.

The man who went viral online for giving a shivering, homeless man the shirt on his back on the subway, is set for Albany on Wednesday, where he will be recognized by Governor Cuomo in his annual State of the State address.

The man, named Joey Resto, made headlines with his act of kindness. When asked about the man's reaction, all he said was that "He didn't really say yes, he just kind of lifted his arms like a child." He also shared that he appreciated that people are looking up to him as a hero, but insisted that he doesn't feel that way, adding that it was a "natural reaction to help."

According to People, Resto's kind deed was captured in video and posted online by Lazaro Nolasco. The kind deed snowballed into a viral video that gave people new hope in humanity.

As for the the impact he made, Resto said it was amazing. He told The New York Daily News, "I can't explain it. I'm honestly speechless. I'm actually going crazy thinking how I'm going to get ready for this. I definitely got to get a new tank top."

Cuomo, who will be making homelessness a major theme in his upcoming speech, believes that Mayor de Blasio and the City are not doing enough to help homeless people, and promised to make a plan to address the problem.

He said about the homeless, "It's not about them, it's about us. What are you going to do when you see a brother or sister lying in the street? And the answer is, I'm going to help. I'm going to help pick them up."

Clearly, Cuomo was also inspired by Resto's actions, and will be recognized by the governor as he pushes through with his policy plans for 2016.

In addition to helping the homeless, Cuomo is also expected to announce a "robust" ethics reform package that will include disclosure requirements, and a close in a loophole that allows for massive campaign funds from corporations. Another priority is the increase of the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour in the next few years.

So do you think Resto's small act of kindness is one we need to stop the stigma of homelessness and address its reality in the modern world?

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