But in every one of these horrible situations, the good in humanity always overpowers the evil of the world.
Prime example: Charles Ramsey.
To most, Ramsey might seem like the most unlikely of heroes. With three arrests for domestic violence to his name, he may have been the last person thought of to save three kidnapped girls from a house in Cleveland, Ohio.
But Ramsey didn’t even think twice about his actions when going to rescue Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus, who had all been held against their will for the past decade.
While eating his McDonald’s meal across the street, Ramsey saw Berry kicking at the door of the house she was trapped in. Ramsey immediately ran over, kicked the door in, and helped Berry and her daughter escape the house. He then called the police and the rest of the women were safely evacuated.
Since there was a $25,000 reward for any information regarding the disappearance of Amanda Berry, Ramsey is eligible to be compensated for his heroic efforts. However, he humbly denied any monetary reward for his actions, saying that the money should go to the kidnap victims instead.
In addition to the heroic actions Ramsey displayed last weekend, it’s his humility that makes him even more admirable.
Yes, he has been to jail and does have a criminal record. But the actions Ramsey recently demonstrated show the progress he has made since his past mistakes.
“I’ve made amends with the people involved and we’ve all moved on and grown up,” Ramsey said. “Those incidents helped me become the man I am today and are the reason why I try to help the community as much as I can…including those women.”
Despite the fact that Ramsey constantly claims his actions are not heroic, the humility and graciousness he is displaying under the media spotlight further shows the reasons why there is an unlikely in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio.