If we don’t report another story for the rest of the day then let this be the greatest thing we ever said about Cleveland. After getting kicked down after LeBron and public mockings, the city has something to be proud about after three women who had been missing for over a decade were found alive in a Cleveland house, rescued by Charles Ramsey.

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight all went missing a decade ago, their families presuming the worst after investigators found no evidence that would lead to finding them. Ramsey however found them and another six-year old girl who was held captive at the house. Police arrested three brothers in connection with the case.

Ramsey and his friend could explain the story to you but it needs to be seen to be believed in full. If Nas is rap’s poet laureate, then Charles Ramsey is America & Cleveland’s greatest auteur of spinning a tale, one so vivid it borders on absolute genius.

“I heard screaming. I’m eating my McDonald’s and I come outside, and I see this girl going nuts trying to get out her house. So I go on the porch and she says ‘Help me get out, I been out here a long time.’ So I figure it’s a domestic violence dispute, so I open the door and we can’t get in that way…So we kick the bottom, and she comes out with a little girl, and she says ‘Call 911, my name is Amanda Berry . . . When she told me it didn’t register until I got to call 911. And I’m like, ‘I’m calling 911 for Amanda Berry? I thought this girl was dead…Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty White girl ran into a Black man’s arms.’”

That isn’t enough. This must be seen. So shoutout to Charles Ramsey, hero of America and Cleveland everywhere. Let’s get this man a lifetime supply of McRibs.

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Brandon Caldwell is the founder & editor-in-chief of Day & A Dream. His work has appeared in VIBE, UPROXX, Complex, EBONY, the Village Voice, the Houston Press, Houston Style Magazine, DJBooth, The Sports Fans Journal, and more. Follow him on Twitter: @_brandoc