A kind and compassionate man riding a New York City subway literally took the shirt off his back to help a man in need on a freezing winter night.
Facebook user Lazaro Nolasco recorded a video of the selfless act, which quickly went viral — picking up more than 12 million views since it was uploaded Friday.
The man in the video, known only as “Jay”, gave his shirt and beanie to keep a shivering, shirtless man warm on a Brooklyn-bound subway.
“The guy didn’t have a shirt on,” Nolasco told the Daily News. “His body looked sick.”
“The guy did a good deed, so I wanted to record it,” he added. “I would tell him, ‘God bless him.’ That was thoughtful.”
The good Samaritan’s generosity left him with only a muscle tank to shelter him from the elements.
Nolasco recalled after Jay asked the man if he needed a shirt, he asked him next if he wanted to go to the hospital.
The man said “yes” to both questions.
It’s unclear if the man sought medical attention, but Nolasco said that both men stayed behind on the train when he got off.