Two Homeless Men Are Being Hailed As Heroes After Manchester Bombing

Two Homeless Men Are Being Hailed As Heroes After Manchester Bombing

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The other man, Jones, had been sleeping outside the arena when the explosion happened.

In an interview with ITV News, he said:

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 added:

Just because I am homeless doesn’t mean I haven’t got a heart, or I’m not human still. I’d like to think someone would come and help me if I needed the help.


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A GoFundMe page set up to help out Parker has already amassed over 40,000 pounds, and a similar page on JustGiving has raised equal funds for Jones.

Parker's estranged mother even reached out, saying, "This is my son and I am desperate to get in touch with him. We have been estranged for a very long time, and I had no idea he was homeless. I am very proud of him, and I think he might need me right now."

Many took to Twitter to praise the two men:

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Many even offered to help:

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Manchester as a whole pulled together that night:

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After the outpouring of support, Jones told ITV News:

I had tears in my eyes when I was reading some of the comments that people have put. But I'm no hero. I don't class myself a hero. I class myself as a normal citizen that would have done the same as anybody else would have done.

Spoken like a true hero.

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H/T: New York Times, The Sun, Buzzfeed News

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