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Twitter index: Charles Ramsey becomes internet hero

On Tuesday, May 7, Twitter users are reacting to a video interview with Charles Ramsey, the man who helped rescue Amanda Berry, a girl who had been missing for ten years.

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On Tuesday, May 7, Twitter users are reacting to a video interview with Charles Ramsey, the man who helped rescue Amanda Berry, a girl who had been missing for ten years.

Ramsey, who was instrumental in rescuing Berry and therefore leading to the rescue of Gina DeJesus, who had been missing for nine years, and Michelle Kinight, missing for 11 years, in a house in Cleveland, Ohio, is fast becoming an internet celebrity for both his heroism and his interviewing style, as rather than bask in the praise being heaped upon him he has taken a casual approach to the media attention.

Twitter users are trending "Charles Ramsey" in second place, with many, such as user Tony Luca, calling him a "real American hero" and even more users linking to a video of an interview with Ramsey, following his rescue efforts, which is fast becoming viral.

During the video, shot by ABC and available to watch at youtube.com/watch?v=KCpcMbiodic, Ramsey takes a casual approach to his heroics, making him something of an internet celebrity.

The video of the interview has been duplicated numerous times across YouTube, already spanning a few remixs, available to watch here: youtube.com/watch?v=gvJTm7G3_7o and youtube.com/watch?v=s1SHD-ZzEME. 

Twitter users are also calling for Ramsey to receive free McDonalds for life due to his apparent love of the fast food chain, and popular culture magazines are running features on Ramsey, such as The Global Grind's "Why Charles Ramsey is the most epic hero in history."

Other internet culture sites such as Boing Boing are already predicting that Ramsey will become the new big internet meme.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on May 7 at 1:00 pm GMT are:  

01.    #WhyICantSleepAtNight02.    Charles Ramsey03.    [Japanese language hashtag]04.    #MekaninCennetOlsunibrahimYazici05.    #AsesinoFascistaCapriles06.    #BirideÇikip07.    Got To Believe08.    Get Ready To Live It Up09.    México-Pachuca10.    Jorge Fernández Díaz

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