You remember Charles Ramsey, right? He's the normal guy turned hero after he helped rescue Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, all of whom were being held prisoner on Cleveland, Ohio's West Side. Out of that nightmare of a story, Ramsey was one bright spot - a genuine, unassuming, utterly hilarious hero with a love for McDonald's.
Now, it looks like some local Cleveland establishments are looking to say thanks to Ramsey - in a great, big, juicy way.
According to The Cleveland Plain Dealer, about a dozen restaurants have partnered to give Ramsey free burgers for life. This includes AMP 150 at the Marriott Cleveland Airport; Washington Place Bistro and Inn in Little Italy; Fahrenheit restaurant in Tremont; Market Garden Brewery, Bier Markt, Bar Cento and Nano Brew in Ohio City; Welshfield Inn in Troy Township; Hodges and Pura Vida in downtown Cleveland; 87 West at Crocker Park in Westlake; Orchard House restaurant in Brunswick; Flour restaurant in Moreland Hills, and the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg, Pennsylvania.
"We want to honor our local hero with local food," said Scott Kuhn, who runs a few of the eateries involved in the gift. "He stopped his meal midway through to help those women. We're now making sure he has other opportunities to go out and fully enjoy his burger."
Ramsey will be gifted with the only "Chuck Card," which will entitled him to at least a free burger in all participating restaurants.
He sure wasn't shy about his love of burgers. Remember this classic line?
“I’m eating my McDonald’s; I come outside; I see this girl going nuts,” he said, "...I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway!”
Oh Charles. We hope you enjoy your burgers. We really do.[Image via reddit]