Good Samaritan Stops a Suicide.

Sup Travellers?! If you see a disheveled man standing at the edge of a railing about to jump into oncoming traffic would you stop him? Most good people would. There are those few people who wouldn't pay any mind but I don't think that the human race has delved so deep into obliviousness that we won't help a man about to commit suicide. [I could be wrong]

According to the San Francisco Chronicle Lonnie Monroe was on his way home from work in Oakland when he saw another man walking on the wrong side of an overpass railing above I-580. 

"You could see the look on his face," Monroe says. "There was something seriously wrong with him." Monroe "walked with him all the way across" the overpass, then took hold of him in a bear hug, ensuring he wouldn't fall.

"He never said anything to anybody except me. He just told me he didn't want to be here anymore. He wasn't happy and he wanted to die. I asked him why, and he didn't answer me," Monroe says. But "it had to do with his family."

Monroe went on to tell the man about his family problems and tried his best to inspire him to live as he locked him in a bear hug.

Other people passed by and one of them offered a rope and the others offered calming words to the man. Firefighters eventually  arrived, brought the man down on a ladder, and sent him to the hospital.

Monroe says he's no hero: "It was the right thing to do."

Being a hero is being someone who can do something that others can't. So if helping a man in his time of need is being hero then just being human should naturally make us all heroes [but some people just aren't human]. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.

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