CLEVELAND - After going missing more than 10 years ago, Amanda Berry shouted to a man from a Seymour Avenue house on Monday.
Charles Ramsey and Angel Cordero broke down the door and freed Berry, who was 16 when she disappeared in 2003. Cordero told NewsChannel5's Stephanie Ramirez that he recognized Berry from posters and that she was with a 4 or 5-year-old child.He heard her call for help and broke the door in. Now breaking down a door isn't all that hard for a man to do. Men are strong and doors, well doors can be taken out. Its not hard for a man to walk over to where a women is calling for help and listen to her story either, but sometimes we just don't want to bother, or get involved.
Charles Ramsey listened to a young women's call for help, he listened to her story and he broke down a door. None of those things are hard for a man to do. None of these things are particularly heroic or brave. Unfortunately none of these things; looking out for ones neighbors, intelligence, solid decision making or risk taking are common either.
They are calling Mr. Ramsey a hero. I don't begrudge him this honor, or his 15 minutes of fame. I hope more men hear about what he has done and emulate him in his concern and action for others. Mr. Charles Ramsey of Cleveland Ohio is a good man. We could use more like him.