It's highly doubtful that anyone ever thinks of beer when listing "life saving items," but two deliverymen out of Minnesota might have changed that for good. Kwame Anderson and Jason Gabel were on their route during what seemed to be a normal day when they saw a man hanging off of a fence on a highway overpass. When Anderson believed this man to be suicidal, he quickly called the police.
As reported by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Anderson jumped out of his truck and quickly pleaded with the man saying, “If you’re thinking of jumping, you don’t have to jump.”
The man reportedly replied, “You don’t know me. You don’t care. Why are you trying to save me?”
Looking to build a connection with the man, Anderson struck up some conversation and found out that they were both from Chicago. This seemed to help as their newfound rapport added some semblance of comfort to the situation. Eventually, the police officers arrived, but Gabel says he believes that the officers might have been making the man nervous due to the fact that they were white. So it all came down to a little quick thinking...Kwame and Jason went to their truck and retrieved a twelve-pack.
“I have a pack of Coors Light for you. Follow me,'” Anderson said.
“Beer has been bringing people together for a long, long time,” Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesman, told the Pioneer Press. “Today, it brought people together in a life-saving way.”
This is the kind of story that really shows you that the warmth in humanity can be quantified by the icy coolness of a beer. And that's a beautiful thing.
Below we have a post from Kwame Anderson which recounts the touching experience: