“I had no idea he was homeless.”
A proud and shocked mother is now trying to reconnect with her son after learning he was not only a hero, but homeless as well.
A GoFundme page set up for a homeless man, 33 year-old Chris Parker, who became a hero after the Manchester bombing has quickly far exceeded the set goal. But it caught the eye of a heartbroken mother, who obviously misses her son.
Parker’s mom posted on the fundraising campaign, and her comment quickly went viral. Here’s what Jessica Parker wrote:
“Hi this is my son and I am desperate to get in touch with him, we have been estranged for a very long time and I had no idea he was homeless. I am very proud of him and I think he might need me right now xx”
She told media outlets she was “extremely proud” to read about what her son did to help and comfort those injured in the attacks.
Chris Parker was actually begging for money in the arena foyer when the bomb went off. The force of it knocked him back and off his feet, but he got right back up. While others, unaware of the extend of the attack or if more was to come, fled the scene, Parker ran towards it. He comforted and wrapped up a bloody child using t-shirts from a vendor stand, and went on to hold a dying woman in her arms, ensuring her last moments on this earth were with someone rather than alone.
Another homeless man, Stephen Jones, was nearby when the explosion went off. He and Parker went around pulling nails and other shrapnel out of children in an attempt to save lives.
As Faithwire previously reported, Carter was devastated by the carnage he witnessed:
“She passed away in my arms. She was in her 60s and said she had been with her family. I haven’t stopped crying. The most shocking part of it is that it was a kids’ concert. There were nuts and bolts all over the floor. People had holes in their back. It’s the screams I can’t get over and the smell … I don’t like to say it but it smelled like burning flesh. I don’t think anything has sunk in yet. It’s just shock.”
Parker has yet to emerge again, and there is no word yet as to if they have been able to reconnect. Praying this mother and son are able to reconnect and restore their fractured relationship.
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