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A homeless man in Brazil has become a worldwide hero after saving a woman from being robbed by a crazed gunman. The homeless man, Francisco Erasmo Rodrigues de Lima, assaulted the gunman in a bid to stop the woman being killed outside the famous Sao Paulo Cathedral.
The gunman, identified as Luiz Antonio da Silva (49), was shot and injured by police during the attack. A hardened criminal who had previously spent 22 years behind bars, da Silva shot poor Franscisco twice in the chest during his valiant effort.
Since the incident, thousands of online users are now appealing to authorities to honour Francisco by giving him a decent burial. Surely that is the least this hero deserves after saving that woman’s life.
Possibly one of the most heroic acts I’ve ever witnessed, Francisco is genuinely one of the bravest people I’ve ever seen. Let’s hope the authorities in Brazil give him the respect her deserves in death.