Lisa Be

By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

This Man Was About To Jump Off A Bridge. You’ll Never Believe What Changed His Mind.

When Jonny Benjamin was diagnosed with mental condition called schizoaffective disorder, he felt hopeless and didn’t want to go on living. On January 14, 2008 at 10 am, Jonny decided to take his life. He stood on the Waterloo Bridge ready to jump to his death when a total stranger approached him and asked to buy him a coffee. The stranger’s kind words were the first to give him hope and actually prompted Jonny’s recovery. Jonny did not know the man and wasn’t even sure of his name. This month he started a massive campaign to find this stranger and finally he found him. Watch this heartwarming video.

1 out of 5 Americans suffer from mental illness. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call the Suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Zig Ziglar once said "You never know when a kind act, or one word of encouragement, can change a life forever." Share this with your family and friends.

Source: LBC