By: Savannah Smith | 08-16-2018 | News
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Minnesota - Delivery Men Saves a Man from Suicide By Offering Free Beers

Beer can save lives.

Or at least, that is true in the case of two Minnesota beer deliverymen who successfully prevented a suicidal man from ending his life by jumping off an interstate bridge in St. Paul by offering the desperate soul a Coors Light.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Police say two beer deliverymen prevented a suicidal man from jumping off a bridge by offering the man a Coors Light <a href="https://t.co/cUMNwTQJGK">https://t.co/cUMNwTQJGK</a></p>&mdash; New York Post (@nypost) <a href="https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1030233513755385857?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The authorities have identified the two gallant deliverymen as Jason Gable and Kwame Anderson. The pair was driving their truck on Wednesday morning when they saw the man clinging to the outer fence of the bridge. They cared enough to stop and ask the man if he was okay.

In order to more effectively deal with the emergency at hand, Anderson even had the quick thinking and creativity to remember the negotiating tactics Denzel Washington’s character used in the movie “Inside Man.”

Just like in the movie, Anderson along with his partner-in-good-deed Gable tried to build a rapport with the man before offering to have a talk with him over a beer. The pair encouraged the disturbed man to share with them whatever it is that’s bothering him, enough for him to want to take his own life.

The pep talk worked as the man then slowly but surely inched his way back to safety, abandoning in the process his earlier despondent plans.

Police arrived not long after and closed the interstate until the man came down. The unnamed man was brought to a hospital for check-up.

It is likely that the man was no longer able to take up on the pair’s offer for a beer. It’s safe to think, however, that for sure the offer will still stand in case the man is well enough to “collect” the favor the Good Samaritans promised him.

Hopefully, too, the pair’s employers will not mind giving up a box of beer or two to the man their delivery men bravely saved, in part from the sweet promise of free booze.

Many expressed amusement with the feel-good story, and they also expressed approval for the pair’s good deed. Cheers indeed!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It’s the little things in life </p>&mdash; Jimmy4_ (@Jimmy4) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jimmy4/status/1030233849677144064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"> good idea </p>&mdash; Victor Guerra (@victornutricao) <a href="https://twitter.com/victornutricao/status/1030235070454484992?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Heroes of Coors! I love all the hero’s coming outta the woodwork!</p>&mdash; Linda (@lndwlkr) <a href="https://twitter.com/lndwlkr/status/1030238834313842688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Love this story - like to see true compansion for another human being!!</p>&mdash; ANITA JANSEN (@JESITA66) <a href="https://twitter.com/JESITA66/status/1030246921930252288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Free beer is my favorite beer. It’d work for me too!</p>&mdash; Brian Schmidt (@Takingxrays) <a href="https://twitter.com/Takingxrays/status/1030242682382286850?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://nypost.com/2018/08/16/suicidal-man-decides-not-to-jump-off-bridge-thanks-to-beer-cops/

Twitter: #MAGA #KeepAmericaGreat! #Minnesota #BeerDeliveryMenPreventedSuicide #Beer #GoodSamaritans

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Jeff Allen No. 34100 2018-08-17 : 03:16

Thankfully the men took the time to stop! We will never how we can change the world with one act of kindness. Reminds me, what is better then beer?

Beers

Anonymous No. 34128 2018-08-17 : 09:48

Those men deserve recognition, a medal, a raise and more free beer! Cheers!

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