Stephen Jones is a homeless man who is an unexpected hero after the deadly attack at the Manchester Arena on Monday. He helped the wounded flee the scene after the bomb went off.
He heard the explosion and ran off, but when he realized what had happened, he ran back to help all the woman and children that he saw were coming out of the arena covered in blood. 22 victims were killed by the attack, as well as the person who detonated the bomb.
Jones went on to say that as a human, he has a heart and could not help and use his instinct to reach out to the people who need help.
He went on, saying that he witnessed little children “pulling nails out of their arms” and went on to say that he even saw “a couple in a girl’s face.” Anyone with any heart would stop and help these poor kids in that situation.
“It was children, a lot of children with blood all over them,” Jones went on to describe the horrific scene that unfolded on Monday night. “If I didn’t help, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself.”
When you contrast the act of a homeless man who was just passing by, it makes you wonder how it was ever possible for someone to be cruel enough to target children in what was supposed to be a night of happiness.
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“We wiped blood from children’s faces. I mean, one little girl, she was covered in blood. Her mom was screaming so some guy was coming at her, took the little girl’s t-shirt off her, and it was someone else’s blood shed on her.”
Jones described how he and a friend held the legs up of a woman who was severely bleeding while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. “We thought she was just going to bleed right out.” His selflessness has not been lost on social media where one woman set up an account on the charity fundraising site Just Giving, which quickly doubled the target of $650.
Jones’ account and actions will raise the spotlight on Manchester’s growing homeless problem. The newly elected mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham, has pledged to donate 15 per cent of his salary to a homeless charity.