(source: Tell Me The Truth 2015)
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Sometimes, heroes appear out of the blue to save lives even if it will cost their own. And sometimes, these heroes that we should recognize from the start are the ones that we ignore. Sometimes, these heroes that should be treated well because of their act are the ones that discriminate and abuse. Only then we could identify the real heroes of our world.
On Friday, a homeless man risked his life to save a woman from her hostage taker by tackling him to get his get his attention and to let the hostage to escape. This event happened at São Paulo Cathedral in Brazil.
What seems to be a normal day to pray for clerk Elenilza Mariana de Olveira was going to one of her most unforgettable day in her life. And with that, she would have to be very thankful for a homeless guy who saved her life.
De Olveira was just praying inside the holy cathedral when someone approached her and put a gun on her. This man was identified as Luiz Antonio da Silva.
Da Silva led de Oliveira to the steps of the Cathedral and had a scene. By then, police arrived and secured the area.
Everyone thought that this hostage drama would end up badly for de Olveira. Then suddenly, a man came up from nowhere and tackled de Silva.
The heroic man was identified as Rodrigues de Lima, a homeless man who resides near the cathedral.
With all the commotion between de Lima and da Silva, de Olveira escaped. Furious, the hostage taker shot the homeless hero on the chest. Moments later, the police fired at the hostage taker, taking his life on the steps of the cathedral. De Lima also died after a few seconds.
After the incident, de Lima was recognized as a hero by many Brazilians.
For de Lima, we hope that you find happiness and peace, wherever you are right now.