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Charles Ramsey, Neighbor Who Saved Amanda Berry, Becomes Viral Internet Star

May 8, 2013

Charles Ramsey, a Cleveland dishwasher who happened to be in the right place at the right time to help rescue Amanda Berry, has become a viral video star.

In a WEWS-TV interview candidly and colorfully recounting how he found three missing women and freed them from captivity, Ramsey's own words say it all:

Some of his best quotes:

  • "I was sitting there, eating my McDonald's. I heard screaming. I went outside and saw this girl going nuts trying to get out of her house."
  • "Bro, I knew something was wrong when a pretty little white girl ran into a black man?s arms. Something is wrong here."
  • "You've got some big testicles to pull this kind of thing off, bro, because we see this dude every day. I mean every day."
  • "There?s nothing exciting about him. Well, until today."

Soon after Ramsey helped Amanda Berry escape, police arrested three Cleveland kidnapping suspects, all brothers, in the high-profile abductions.

The women vanished from 2002-2004 in separate incidents, but were all found alive Monday in a stunning story that has gained national attention.

Ramsey, while just a side plot in the saga, nevertheless has been the talk of the web. He even inspired a number of Tweets from celebs in recent days:

Actress Valerie Bertinelli: "I think I'm in love, Charles Ramsey. #Cleveland #Hero."

Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt: "Dear Charles Ramsey: I am not a little pretty white girl, but I totally want to run into your black arms. #hero."

McDonald's: "Way to go Charles Ramsey - we'll be in touch."

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