CLEVELAND - He went from being a dishwasher at a downtown Cleveland restaurant to an overnight internet sensation.
Charles Ramsey, the man who helped Amanda Berry escape from the house of horrors is now being called a hero.
It was Monday evening, Charles Ramsey was eating McDonald's for dinner inside his home on Seymour Avenue when he heard a woman's screams. Little did he know, the move to help her escape would turn him into a national household name.
"And I looked, and I seen this girl, and she's just going nuts on the door. So I'm like 'what's your problem? Just open the door.' She says, 'I can't he got it locked,' and I looked and it's only enough to reach and grab the mail, and we tried to pry it open, that didn't work. So we had to kick it, the door was aluminum, it was cheap and she climbed out with her daughter, she went to my house and called 911."
Ramsey called 911 after realizing the person he rescued was in fact Amanda Berry, the woman who had been missing for ten years.
In addition to trending on Twitter, he also has a Facebook Page filled with messages from people around the country, praising him for his heroic actions.
Also, McDonald's sent out a tweet to Ramsey today saying "way to go!" and that they would be in touch.
We salute the courage of Ohio kidnap victims & respect their privacy. Way to go Charles Ramsey- we'll be in touch.
— McDonald's Corp. (@McDonaldsCorp) May 7, 2013
Maxim Magazine also named him "Man of the Year."
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