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NYPD officer gives woman cash after hearing she was short to buy ‘Hamilton’ tickets

TIMES SQUARE — A woman who stood in line for days to get tickets to “Hamilton” nearly lost her chance to see the show when she realized she was short on cash, but a nearby NYPD officer stepped in and saved the day.

The Irish tourist was in New York for the first time, police said. She ran for help when she realized she was $20 short and met Officer DiCandia from the Times Square Unit.

“He understood the magnitude of the emergency and pulled a 20 out of his pocket so she didn’t have to throw away her shot,” the NYPD wrote in an Instagram post, referencing a line from the Broadway musical.

Several weeks later, a thank you note arrived at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office from Ireland.

“We were totally overjoyed and beyond grateful when he opened his wallet and just handed us 20 dollars,” the tourist wrote. “My eldest daughter was crying when she was speaking to him. It was without doubt the best night that would not have been possible without Officer DiCandia’s generosity and kindness.”

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$20 Hamilton Tickets?? Thanks to Officer Dicandia of the Times Square Unit, Geraldine from Ireland didn't have to throw away her shot at Hamilton tix! When a first time visitor to NYC found out she was $20 short for tickets after standing in line for 4 days, she ran for help – and luckily met #NYPD Officer Dicandia. He understood the magnitude of the emergency and pulled a 20 out of his pocket so she didn’t have to throw away her shot. A kind thank you note arrived to the @nycmayorsoffice a few weeks later from Ireland: “We were totally overjoyed and beyond grateful when he opened his wallet and just handed us 20 dollars. My eldest daughter was crying when she was speaking to him It was without doubt the best night that would not have been possible without Officer DiCandia's generosity and kindness.” #WorldKindnessDay #HamiltonBway

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