You know what idiots are saying today? They’re saying that American hero Charles Ramsey is the next Sweet Brown or Antoine Dodson because, like I said, they’re idiots. Charles Ramsey, unlike those other two, is getting attention for doing something pretty awesome as opposed to merely being interviewed by the media and saying something meme-able. And when Ramsey talks, he actually says important things — he’s like that uncle you have that always seems like a bit of a mess but if you actually listen to him, he has some really poignant stuff to share.
With that said, Anderson Cooper took a trip to Cleveland (as if you didn’t already think he was brave) to interview Ramsey and it’s incredible. Sure, we’re going to laugh at the way Ramsey goes off on tangents, but if you get past that you’ll hear a really heartbreaking story about a guy traumatized by the fact he lived next door to three monsters and had no clue. Now Ramsey can’t sleep and thinks he would have killed the three captors if he knew what they were up to. The seven-minute interview is hilarious, chilling, gripping, wacky, and great. I mean, the guy even says any reward money he gets should go to the victims.
No, no, no. Bro, I’m a Christian, an American, and just like you. We bleed same blood, put our pants on the same way. It’s just that you got to put that – being a coward, and I don’t want to get in nobody’s business. You got to put that away for a minute…I tell you what you do, give [the reward] to them. Because if folks been following this case since last night, you been following me since last night, you know I got a job anyway. Just went picked it up, paycheck. What that address say? [...] 2203 Seymour. Where are them girls living? Right next door to this paycheck. So yes, take that reward and give it to—that little girl[.]
What’s not to love about Charles Ramsey? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.