NEW YORK (CNN) - Out of the Cleveland kidnapping case, that's captured the nation's attention, one man has become an overnight sensation, partly for his role in the rescue, partly for his way with words.
Even though some dispute how instrumental Charles Ramsey really was in helping free three abducted women, no one argues with his instant stardom.
He calls everybody "Bro." from reporters interviewing him. "Bro, not a clue." To the 9-1-1 dispatcher. "Yeah, hey bro."
Now everybody wants to be his bro. "This guy is ten types of awesome." awesome if his story about helping with the rescue holds up.
"I see this girl go nuts." Awesome for how he described the suspect. "I barbecue with this dude. We eat ribs and whatnot and listen to salsa music. You see where I'm coming from."
His quotes, like the one about the suspect's testicular fortitude, have been immortalized on the web, and the ultimate internet accolade, his interviews have been auto tuned.
"Something is wrong here." Even when he was about to swear then substituted the word "stuff" for the s-word. "No cause I would have pulled this heroic stuff last year." He got a pat on the back. "Thank you for restraining yourself."
Charles "Chuck' Ramsey is a dishwasher at a Cleveland restaurant. His newfound fans want to give him money. They've raised over 500 dollars, with a goal of $10,000. Other admirers started a petition to get Charles invited to the white house for a beer with the president.
But there was one Charles Ramsey line in particular that brought down the house. Whether the house was the floor crew of a morning news show...."I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man's arms. Something is wrong here." Hearing it straight from Mr. Ramsey or the studio audience of the view, "...when a little pretty white girl ran into black man's arms. Something's wrong here."
Comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted..."Dear Charles Ramsey, I am not a little pretty white girl, but I totally want to run into your black arms. # hero."
Some are even saying McDonalds should treat Charles to some free Micky D's for all the publicity he gave the chain. "Went to McDonalds. Came home. I heard screaming. I'm eating my McDonalds." Next thing you know McDonalds is saluting the courage of the kidnap victims, tweeting "way to go charles ramsey- we'll be in touch."
Who doesn't want a touch of Chuck, at least until a second rescuer claimed Chuck isn't on the up and up with his version. "Me break the door-not him."
"I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man's arms."