Courageous Mancunian homeless man, whose actions after the Manchester Arena terror attack were rightly lauded heroic, to get new home
Many tales of compassion have come out of this week’s Manchester bomb blast, but one that is especially captivating is that of Stephen Jones, a homeless man who rushed to help the injured and dying.
Mr Jones, 35, courageously pulled nails and bits of glass out of a little girl’s face, but, when approached by the Mail Online, modestly commented: “People are saying I’m a hero, but I’m not – I’m just a person”.
“There were people in suits who are meant to be the pillars of society who were walking over dead children. Us homeless guys, we get slagged off all the time over this, that and the other. But we were the first ones in there to help”.
The owners of West Ham, businessman David Sullivan and his son, Dave Jnr, on hearing of Jones’ selfless actions took to Twitter in an effort to locate Jones. On finding him, they offered to rent him a house for six months “to help him get on his feet”.
Though a nasty minority questioned his actions, a crowdfunding campaign to support Mr Jones has now raised nearly £30,000. This thoroughly decent gent deserves every penny and he is worthy of the support of each and every one of us.