Following Bombing In Manchester, A Homeless Man Rushed To Help Injured Children

"Just because I'm homeless it doesn't mean that I haven't got a heart."

Moments after a bomb went off during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, Stephen Jones leapt into action.

The 35-year-old was sleeping outside the venue on Monday — Jones is currently homeless — and when he woke up it was to mass chaos. Concert-goers, bloodied and crying, were fleeing the scene of what authorities in Manchester are calling a terror attack.

"It's just instinct to go and help if someone needed the help and it was a lot of children with blood all over them and crying and screaming," Jones told ITV News. "We were having to pull nails out of their arms and a couple out of this little girl's face."

Early reports indicate the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, who employed what's known as a "nail bomb." 22 people died and dozens more have been injured, according to Manchester police.

"It had to be done, you had to help," Jones said. "If I didn't help, I wouldn't be able to live with myself for walking away and leaving kids like that."

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As Manchester reels from this event and continues to mourn, Jones wanted to remind everyone that anyone can lend a hand.

"Just because I'm homeless it doesn't mean that I haven't got a heart and I'm not human still," Jones said. "They needed the help, I'd like to think someone would come and help me if I needed the help."

Inspired by Jones' act of kindness, a Twitter user and his dad searched for Jones in the hopes of offering him a house to stay in for the next six months as he gets back on his feet.

Upon finding him, they tweeted:

This story has been updated to include the Sullivans' housing offer. 

Cover image via Shutterstock / Shahid Khan.

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