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."


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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