Plenty of people like to ride the subway in various states of undress: sometimes it's in pursuit of a communal experience, sometime it's because it's too hot outside, sometimes it's because they're just a nudist. But generally speaking, it's probably not a great thing when you come across the phrase "wearing nothing but sneakers."

And thus we have today's illicit NSFW photo above, as captured by Daily Front Row fashion magazine editor Peter Davis and forever immortalized on the front of the NY Post. "He was just really drunk. He would swig it and then nod out. He must’ve taken four swigs in four stops," Davis told them about the man, who he spotted on the E train (although in his initial tweet, he said it was the A train) around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evening.

"He was oblivious. He kind of looked at me when I took the picture, but he didn’t seem to care," Davis said, adding there were at least 30 other straphangers in the train car at the time. "I think people were scared of him. The one thing people did was move away from him like he was dangerous," Davis said. "There were a lot of blasé New Yorkers that looked — and then looked back at their iPhone as if he wasn’t even there."

Davis insisted that the man didn't come across as homeless because, the Post writes, he "didn’t smell bad and was sporting a fresh faux-hawk haircut." Because homeless people always smell bad, and it isn't possible for a homeless person to get a pretty simple haircut. Also, homeless people never get laid, you can't be homeless if you have a roof over your head (even for one night), and anyway, homelessness is totally a sign of prosperity. Don't you know that most homeless people are probably just faking it?

Instead of lazily making mean-spirited jokes about this man—the Post refers to him as a "fatty," a "drunk," and "bare-bodied boob," just like any middle school bully would—we choose to admire him. Sure, he may not exactly be an empowered nudist; it seems rather likely he's going through some hard times in his life right now. Sure, in a perfect world, we'd rather not gaze upon his exposed body or have to contemplate the fluids potentially left on the seat.

But at least he wore sneakers. That's a lot better than some people.