Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey Gets Free Burgers For Life

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Britt Bickel
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Local Cleveland man, Charles Ramsey, who gained national attention for helping rescue the three women held captive in his neighbor’s home, won’t ever have to pay for another burger again in his life thanks to a special offer from local restaurants.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ramsey has been offered a ‘free burger card’ that’s good at more than a dozen area restaurants as a thank you for his heroic actions to help bring Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight to safety earlier this month.

Ramsey became an Internet sensation after his very colorful interview depicting how he discovered Berry trapped in the house next to his. Many focused on the detail in which he noted he was eating McDonald’s just before hearing shouts come from the house.

“I heard screaming,” he said in the interview to Cleveland’s NewsNet5. “I’m eating my McDonald’s. I come outside. I see this girl going nuts trying to get out of a house. I go on the porch and she said ‘Help me get out. I’ve been here a long time.’ I figure it was domestic violence dispute.”

The restaurant even gave him a shout out on Twitter writing “We salute the courage of Ohio kidnap victims & respect their privacy. Way to go Charles Ramsey- we’ll be in touch.”

Though Ramsey said he would offer any reward money back to the victims, he has been set up with free burgers for life with the “Chuck Card” created by Scott Kuhn of the Driftwood Restaurant Group.

“We want to honor our local hero with local food,” Kuhn told the Plain Dealer “He stopped his meal midway through to help those women. We’re now making sure he has other opportunities to go out and fully enjoy his burger.”

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