Thank you, Sir, for stepping up. The good Samaritan who alerted police of the suspicious S.U.V. in Times Square not only has the courage of his convictions, he also has his own sense of style. This everyday hero walks with a limp, has a cane, and wears a white fedora and a hoop earring in his right ear. He served during the Vietnam War and has sold wares on the street for about 20 years.

He noticed smoke coming from the vehicle (like some others no doubt), but he had the courage to alert police who found the car packed with a bomb. When asked if he was proud of his actions, he said: “Of course, man. I’m a veteran. What do you think?” He was asked what he had to say to New Yorkers. “See something, say something,” he said. Good Samaritan photo courtesy Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times, hat photo courtesy Borsalino.