While the city of Manchester still grieves following Monday’s attack at a concert at Manchester Arena, the stories that help the healing process are coming to light. A man who rushed into the chaos to help tend to the wounded and disoriented is being rewarded after a search effort from a West Ham United executive and his son.
The man, known only as Steve at the time of publication, was sleeping outside of the stadium where the Ariana Grande concert was being held when a bomb went off. Steve quickly sprung into action and tried to help those in need, many of whom were children, in the attack that left 22 dead and more than 50 injured.
News of Steve’s bravery caught the attention of West Ham Joint-Chairman David Sullivan and his son, Dave. A social media plea from Dave to find Steve, who is homeless, was quickly answered, and the wheels were turning.
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WE HAVE FOUND STEVE ! Shows the power for good social media has. Thank you to all those involved, you have helped change a mans life ❤️
The Sullivans are working on a plan to house Steve rent-free for six months, while also getting him new clothes and attempting to find him work.
“Dave and myself were both hugely impressed by the bravery shown by Steve, the emergency services and all those who rushed to the aid of those affected by the Manchester attack,” the Joint-Chairman said in a statement.
“Steve was just one of hundreds of people who forgot about their own safety and rushed to the aid of others, and we were both moved by his story.
“Steve deserves this chance to improve his own life after his selfless and heroic acts undoubtedly improved the lives of so many others.”
There’s still a lot of healing to be done and questions to be answered following the horrific attack, but at least Steve (and many other unnamed heroes) serve as reminders of the steadfast good in the world.