Man Who Helped Free Kidnapped Cleveland Women Gets Free Burgers for Life

Now entitled to the works.
Now entitled to the works. Photo: YouTube

Charles Ramsey was sitting on his front porch eating a Big Mac one Monday evening earlier this month when he came to the aid of Amanda Berry, her daughter, and two other women. They were later revealed to be the kidnapping victims of local bus driver Ariel Castro. After a recording of his matter-of-fact 911 call and a YouTube clip went viral, Ramsey became something of a folk hero and even had a Big Mac–esque cheeseburger named after him at the restaurant where he works as a pot-washer. He’s traveling right now, but when Ramsey returns to Cleveland he’ll likely be having some more meals after he’s presented with a “Chuck Card,” a one-of-a-kind, wallet-size I.D. that entitles him to free hamburgers for life from any of the fourteen restaurants owned by various people (one is even in Pennsylvania). “He stopped his meal midway through to help those women,” says one restaurateur. “We’re now making sure he has other opportunities to go out and fully enjoy his burger.” Let’s hope he doesn’t go vegetarian. [Plain Dealer, Earlier]