Charles Ramsey became an viral Internet sensation on Monday after he told the colorful tale of how he helped Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight escape from their alleged captors in Cleveland. Ramsey works at Hodge’s, a Cleveland restaurant owned by chef Chris Hodgson who will compete on next season’s “Food Network Star.”

Hodgson couldn’t be prouder of Ramsey, aka “The Dead Giveaway Guy.”

As Chef Hodge mentioned this morning, we’re extremely proud of our employee Charles Ramsey for not turning his back on the young women. He’s a true Cleveland hero. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the women, their families and their friends.

“Chef Hodge” also took to Twitter to laud Ramsey as a hero.

One Twitter user suggested a party for Ramsey. But Hodgson thinks he deserves a whole lot more:

While telling reporters about the alleged captor, Ramsey said, “I barbecued with this dude! We eat ribs and whatnot.” He says he was chowing down on McDonald’s when he heard screaming coming from the Cleveland home, but he’s actually more of a lobster whipped potatoes kinda guy.

  • Marcy Cook

    GIVE HIM A RAISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I M Free

    we need neighbors like this dude.

  • philips66

    Way to go, #charlesramsey #heroicchuck

  • Rick Canton ®

    I’m happy Charles Ramsey is getting his due 15 minutes. After that, tho, he’s nothing more than #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat. :) ~RD

    • SF manluver

      Oh so he’ll be joining you in loserville…ass clown.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Wow! I bet Ramsey kicked serious arse!

  • nc

    What a fun twist to this bizarre, horrible, miraculous story.

  • Stone Bryson

    I’m probably going to get voted down for this, but I can NOT be the only one whose BS detector went supersonic while watching his ‘viral’ video. Don’t get me wrong, he’s an entertaining cat, but hero status? I’m going to reserve judgment – something just doesn’t smell right here.

    • pajamakat

      You are not the only one. I posted something similar earlier today on another thread and got voted down many times. I too will wait for the rest of the facts to emerge.

      • Stone Bryson

        Thanks Kat – was feeling a bit like the Lone Ranger. I missed your post on the other thread, or I would have backed you up.

      • Kelly A Hunter

        What else do we need to know? Three women abducted, held hostage, raped, beaten, impregnated then babies died. I do NOT want to hear any more! If the hero was WHITE, would you be doubting his story? He doesn’t want ANYTHING,so why are you so evil? You probably would have heard her scream,and turned your tv up!

    • Katie Smith

      It seemed real to me and I have a pretty strong BS detector, but I think if some people choose to “wait and see” that is certainly fair. Hoaxes DO happen.

      • Stone Bryson

        Very true, Katie, which is why I am being cautious. My gut tells me that he’s embellishing his involvement dramatically, but since my gut is occasionally wrong (especially after eating spicy foods LOL) I’m just waiting to see what else comes forward.

    • SF manluver

      Yeah….you suck

    • Kelly A Hunter

      That smell is YOU, you big POS!

  • Brent LaBeau

    That brought a tear to my eye.

  • Bernie Ballesteros

    This fella is WAY too awesome!

  • Kim Machir

    I wept when I heard that Mr. Ramsey had socialized with the perpetrator, and yet did not hesitate when he heard a woman crying for help in the house. God bless you, Mr. Charles Ramsey.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    This is cool

  • Mike Peterson

    What a great guy. I wish i had a neighbor like this.