Man gives out free pizza to people donating blood to El Paso victims
In the past 24 hours, people all over the world have been rocked at the news of the two mass shootings that have occurred in the US.
Per the Daily Mail, the first shooting came on Saturday, at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, just after 10:00 AM local time. Surveillance footage shows 21-year-old Patrick Crusius walking through the entrance of a Walmart with an AK-47 assault rifle, where he proceeded to open fire. CNN reports that 20 people have been killed, and 26 have been wounded.
Just hours later, calls came in about another active shooter in Dayton, Ohio. WHIO reports that police have confirmed that nine people were killed and 16 others injured after a "white man in all black" opened fire with an AR weapon at Ned Peppers Bar on East Fifth Street. Police are currently searching for a second attacker who is believed to have fled the scene in a Jeep could be on the lose. The first shooter was killed by police.
However, in times of tragedy, so much good can be found.
In the wake of the El Paso shootings, hundreds of residents flocked to blood donation centers in order to provide whatever help they could to those in need. Many donation centers were overwhelmed by the number of people who have turned up to donate.
As you can see from the tweets below, lines were out the doors, as people waited for hours in order to donate.
However, one man has been recorded doing what he can to help the crowds queuing outside the donation centers.
This unnamed good Samaritan was spotted walking up and down the lines that were pouring out of the buildings, holding up his pizza box and making sure nobody was going hungry.
It's a small deed that means so much right now. And unsurprisingly, people on Twitter were quick to praise this young man's kind gesture:
Another tweet showed how residents were also dropping off water and Gatorade for those lining up to make a donation.
Another amazing thing to take away from the videos above is the diversity of people waiting in line at the donation center. People of all ages, races, genders, faiths can all be seen waiting to donate blood to those in need. It just goes to show how the human race can rally together in times of tragedy.
And another man who has been praised for his heroism during the El Paso shootings is retired US Army specialist Glendon Oakley, who carried several children to safety moments after the first shots were fired.
In an interview with MSNBC, Oakley recalls the moment he heard gunfire and speaks of his heroic actions to save the scared children around him:
In times like this, we need to focus on the heroes.