Charles Ramsey's colorful interview wins fans in Hollywood – and at McDonald's

By Elaine Aradillas
May 07, 2013 06:15 PM
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Meet Charles Ramsey: Cleveland dishwasher, unlikely hero, sudden Internet sensation.

Ramsey is the man seen in the WEWS-TV video colorfully recounting how he helped save the three Ohio women from captivity after they’d been missing for more than a decade.

The video has gone viral, his sound bites lauded online as classics:

• “Bro, I knew something was wrong when a pretty little white girl ran into a black man s arms. Something is wrong here.”

• “I heard screaming. I was eating my McDonald’s. I went outside and saw this girl going nuts trying to get out of her house.”

• “You’ve got some big testicles to pull this off, bro, because we see this dude everyday. I mean everyday.”

• “There’s nothing exciting about him. Well, until today.”

Ramsey has even charmed Hollywood.

Actress Valerie Bertinelli Tweeted: “I think I’m in love, Charles Ramsey. #Cleveland #Hero.”

And comedian and actor Patton Oswalt Tweeted: “Dear Charles Ramsey: I am not a little pretty white girl, but I totally want to run into your black arms. #hero.”

And the McDonald’s Corp. couldn’t resist reaching out on Twitter: “Way to go Charles Ramsey – we’ll be in touch.”