The suicide attack during the concert of Ariana Grande in Manchester, England had claimed the lives of at least 20 people and injured dozens of others but there were also many who owed their lives to the heroic deeds of others.
One of these heroes was a homeless man named Stephen Jones, 35, who had been sleeping in the streets near Manchester Arena when the incident happened.
He could have easily ran away from the carnage and save himself from possible injury should more bombs go off in the vicinity but he chose to get closer and help those in need, instead.
“It’s just instinct to go and help if someone needs your help and it was children. It was a lot of children with blood all over them – crying and screaming. We were having to pull nails out of their arms and a couple out of this little girl’s face,” he told reporters.
— ITV News (@itvnews) May 23, 2017
Upon hearing about the homeless man’s heroism, West Ham United Football Club co-chairman David Sullivan decided to reward him for his actions by providing him a home for 6 months. The only problem was that they could not find him!
So, they took to social media to announce that they were looking for him. Hours later, Sullivan’s son announced that they found Jones and thanked netizens for helping them get in touch with him.
Some people commented that 6 months of free housing is not enough for Jones’ heroism, calling the reward as ‘useless’ but many defended the action and said that the man could do a lot in 6 months to turn his life around. This could be the boost he needed to get his feet together.
Do you think the reward was not enough?