People are moved by this homeless man's story of helping the Manchester victims
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People are moved by this homeless man’s story of helping the Manchester victims


In the words of the UK Prime Minister Theresa May, we experienced the worst of humanity as a bomber caused devastation at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. But we also saw the best. 

Case in point Stephen Jones — a homeless man who was near the scene of the Manchester Arena blast. 

In an interview with ITV News, he describes rushing to help injured people after hearing a huge bang, which he initially thought was fireworks. 

“Just because I’m homeless, it doesn’t mean I haven’t got a heart and I’m not human still,” the man said. 

“It’s just instinct to go and help if someone needed your help, and it was children, it was a lot of children with a lot of blood on them screaming and crying.” 

He also described how he had to hold a woman’s legs up. “We just held her legs up because we thought she was just going to bleed right out,” he said.”It had to be done, you had to help – if I didn’t help I wouldn’t be able to live with myself.”

Many people sang the praises of the man on Twitter and suggested helping him to find accommodation:

Image: ITV FACEBOOK PAGE

Image: itv facebook page

A JustGiving campaign was set up and surpassed £29,500:

David Sullivan, the West Ham football club co-chairman, and his son then managed to track Jones down and offered him a reward:

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May 24, 2017
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