Video of that random act of kindness spread quickly across social media, until the Good Samaritan responsible was identified. The man in the video is Bülent Kalpakçıoğlu, a municipal worker in Giresun.
He said, humbly, that the act of compassion was the least that he could do to help another being.
"If I did not give my jacket, it would have eaten at my conscience," Kalpakçıoğlu told The Dodo. "While we are sitting warm at home, they are outside in the cold."