A video has shown the miraculous moment boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, saved a suicidal man who was threatening to jump from a ninth-floor ledge.
The late boxing champion, who died at the age of 74 on Friday, left onlookers stunned as he dangled out of a window and talked the man down within 20 minutes after police negotiators had been trying for hours.
The baying crowd watching from the ground had chillingly urged the “distraught” man to jump, but Ali offered a beacon of hope by promising to help the man find a job, this CBS News report shows.
Ali, dressed in a suit and tie, had raced to the scene a mile from his house “driving up the wrong side of the street” when his manager told him about what was going on.
He told the man: “You’re my brother. I love you and I wouldn’t lie to you. You got to listen. I want you to come home with me, meet some friends of mine.”
The boxing legend then put his arms around the vulnerable 21-year-old and took the man to hospital in his Rolls-Royce.
As he walked away from the scene onlookers chanted “USA! Digs Ali! USA! Digs Ali!” but rather than stopping for fans Ali focused all his time on the unidentified man.