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Shocking Footage Shows Homeless Man Sacrificing His Own Life to Save a Hostage

This story just proves that bravery and sacrifice can be seen in the most surprising circumstances.


Every day we hear stories of people doing heroic acts of bravery, be it taking care of someone they’re not even related to, or just a simple deed that might be a lifesaver for others. But to risk your own life to save that of another – this is one of the ultimate acts of bravery and sacrifice man can ever do. Which is exactly what 61-year-old Francisco Erasmo Rodrigues de Lima did, a homeless man from Brazil, when he sacrificed his own life to save that of a woman he didn’t even know.

The hostage taker held a woman at gunpoint in front of a church in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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de Lima, still with a cigarette in his mouth, tackled the hostage taker, allowing the woman to escape.


Photo credit: Mirror UK

Watch how the unfortunate incident occurred:

Warning: Scenes contain violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

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According to reports, the hostage incident was a result of a robbery gone wrong. The hostage taker was a convicted felon who previously spent 22 years in jail for theft, damage to property, and assault. The gunman is now under the custody of police, while de Lima succumbed to two gunshot wounds in his chest. Online users who saw the video are now clamoring for a decent burial for the brave homeless man.


Homeless Man with Registered Gun Saves Woman From Her Maniac Ex-Boyfriend

Heroic homeless man saved a woman being beaten by her ex-boyfriend, sustained gun shot on the arm.

Many people look at the homeless as if they cannot do anything good in their lives. They are often regarded as useless, disgusting and generally, a liability to the society. However, one homeless person in Fresno, California may be the most important stranger for one teen woman.

Last week, a 53-year-old homeless man saw that a 19-year-old woman was being beaten by his ex-boyfriend in front of a liquor store. The “Good Samaritan” named Paul DeLeon was then at the parking lot. He saw that the girl was punched several times by a man who pulled up in a white Lexus, leaving the girl unconscious. DeLeon knew he had to do something so he stepped in without hesitation. He approached the maniac, pepper-sprayed him and drove him away in his white Lexus, the Fresno Country Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) said.

“I mean he was kicking her hard too, right in the head, and I couldn’t just stand there and do nothing,” DeLeon said. “I grabbed my mace, and I maced him.”

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