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The compassionate reason this commuter decided to walk home in her socks

Kay Brown was travelling on the subway when a homeless woman got on with nothing to wear on her feet.

This is when she decided to take off her shoes and give them to the homeless woman.

Standing on the train, shoeless in her mismatching socks for 15 minutes a man offered her his extra pair of thick socks to wear on top of hers.

Since she shared her story on Facebook last week, the post has been liked thousands of times by people across the world.

‘A homeless, mentally handicapped women got on the subway BAREFOOT. No socks, shoes or anything. I asked her what shoe size she wore and we were the same. I gave her the shoes off my feet and they fit perfectly. She couldn’t have been more gracious,’ Kay wrote.

‘So I stood on the subway for 15 min in my mixed matched socks, then right before I got off the subway a gentleman offered me an extra pair of socks to go over top of my small thin ones,’ she explained.

She added: ‘I can buy another pair of shoes tomorrow. And he probably has plenty of socks at home. It’s the middle of November and she has no where to go, so the least I could do is give her a pair of shoes.’

Kay walked home for six blocks and she got a few strange looks but she didn’t mind because she knew that woman would suffer a little less.

Kay speaking to ABC News said that the woman cried when she put on her boots. ‘She asked me, “Are you sure?” And I go, “Yes of course, oh my gosh,” and so she started putting them on and started crying and I know it was amazing and she just put them on and left,’ she said.

‘Right now there’s so many terrible things happening, I mean absolutely terrible things happening, and I wanted to share some positive energy,’ she said of her reason for sharing the pictures, after she was initially reluctant to blow her own trumpet.

‘I wasn’t trying to do that to pat my own back, I just wanted to be like this was really cool, this was an awesome moment for me, and I wanted to share with other people. And I can’t believe how something so small turned into something so great.’

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