A man named Jonny Benjamin who was diagnosed with a mental disorder attempted to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge in the River Thames in London, UK back in 2008. He is suffering from a schizoaffective disorder which is responsible for his excessive mood swings, paranoid delusions and severe depression.
Luckily, when Benjamin was on the verge of committing the unthinkable, he was rescued by a complete stranger. An unknown man spotted Benjamin just as he was about to jump off the bridge and intervened. The man talked very calmly and was able to talk Benjamin out of doing what he was about to do. He invited Benjamin for a cup of coffee and was able to remind him that no matter how desperate he was, there is always hope. This all happened on January 14, 2008.
— Kirsty Dougall (@kirstydoogs) January 14, 2014
Now, 6 years later, Jonny Benjamin has launched an online campaign in the search of his savior. He claims that the incredible act of kindness that day was able to turn his life around. Benjamin desperately wants to find his savior in order to thank him. Jonny Benjamin does not know anything about his savior, only that he was in his 20s.
The campaign is dubbed “Finding Mike”, even though that might not be the guy’s real name, and Jonny is currently making a movie about his amazing recovery that is going to be released in April.