This Humans of Dublin story just got us right in the feels

Wow, Humans of Dublin has got us so emotional today with it's latest post on their Facebook page. 

They posted the most inspirational story of a young man in Dublin who came across someone sitting on the ledge of a bridge in Dublin contemplating suicide. 

The young man stopped and asked him was he ok and proceeded to talk to him until he agreed to come down from the ledge and ring an ambulance. 

But the happy ending is what really gets us, so much came from one person stopping to say "Are you okay?", but we won't spoil it for you! Have a read: 

"I was just on my way to the American sweet shop to buy some Gatorade, when I saw this guy in his 30s sitting on the…

Posted by Humans of Dublin on Monday, August 3, 2015

 

"I was just on my way to the American sweet shop to buy some Gatorade, when I saw this guy in his 30s sitting on the ledge of the bridge. I just thought, "wow…" I stopped and asked him if he was okay, but I knew from the look in his eyes he wasn't, and he didn't say anything either, but I saw tears coming from his eyes."

"I pleaded with him for a while to come down and sit on the steps, and eventually he did. We sat on the sidewalk on the south side of the Liffey and talked for about 45 minutes, about what was happening to him, why was he feeling that way… I couldn't leave him there alone, but I had to go, so I was going to ring an ambulance."

I told him they could help him feel better. But he was like "please, please don't call them, I'm fine, I just want to walk around for a while, I'm gonna be okay!" I told him to please let me ring an ambulance, that I wouldn't sleep knowing he was just walking around alone. So I rang it, and he was taken to St. James Hospital."

"I got his number so I would know what was going on with him for a good while… And about three months ago, he texted me that his wife is pregnant, they're having a boy, and they're naming him after me. Can you believe that? They're going to name their child after me…"

"He said in that moment that I approached him, he was just about to jump, and those few words saved his life. That they're still ringing in his head every day. "Are you okay?" I can't really understand how these few words could save his life, but he told me, "Imagine if nobody ever asked you those words…" "

This story has already been shared over two thousand times, and rightly so, it has completely restored our faith in humanity. 

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