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Anderson Cooper Rescues Boy in Haiti Looting Incident

Anderson Cooper Rescues Boy in Haiti Looting Incident

Real-life superhero Anderson Cooper, who’s currently in Haiti covering the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, relayed his experience in the middle of a looting chaos on his CNN blog.

“I saw a looter on the roof of the store they’d broken into throw what I think was part of a concrete block into the crowd,” the 42-year-old journalist recounted. “It hit a small boy in the head.”

“I ran to where he was struggling, and picked him up off the ground. I brought him to a spot about a hundred feet away. I could feel his warm blood on my arms,” Anderson wrote.

Although the boy was carried to safety after he was picked up and brought to a safer area, Anderson‘s still not sure what happened to him.

“I hope he’s ok,” he wrote.

Photos and his full story are here – be advised that the photos may be disturbing.

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# 1

1st! He’s HOT!!!

# 2

Super Cooper
<3

# 3

wow, :( hope the boy is okay.

# 4
Just Saying @ 01/19/2010 at 7:27 pm

This is why i love him, you’re my boo, Cooper!!

# 5

That’s pretty courageous. I hope the boy is okay, I wonder why Anderson didn’t stay with him?

# 6

My gosh, I hope the boy is ok. Mr. Anderson Cooper, I salute thee!

# 7

that’s great. I hope the boy’s okay.
Go Cooper!

# 8

Anderson actually has a lot of experience covering this kind of thing.

# 9

But anyone helping the Haitian people are heroes.

But I don’t get…the….saving? He helped him up to a safer area?

Saw that on TV last night.
Anderson did a great job.
He and Sanjay Gupta have been amazing down there in Haiti.

Thank you mr.cooper for saving the little boy.I hope he is okay.

Concrete blocks were being thrown off the roof, and after being struck, the boy couldn’t stand up and get to safety. Anderson brought him away from the immediate area, then behind a barricade that was set up against the looters. That’s when someone took the boy away from him, presumably to get him medical help.

Concrete blocks were being thrown off the roof, and after being struck, the boy couldn’t stand up and get to safety. Anderson brought him away from the immediate area, then behind a barricade that was set up against the looters. That’s when someone took the boy away from him, presumably to get him medical help.

I don’t know if I’d call this man a hero. Isn’t this what any decent human being would have done?? There’s clearly a lot of chaos and people not thinking straight – Anderson Cooper being a decent fellow human being isn’t really being a hero!

Prettigurlz @ 01/19/2010 at 7:45 pm

Aww Cooper to the rescue!! Hope the lil boi is okay

Cooper Fan @ 01/19/2010 at 7:47 pm

Hope they know what happen to the boy now & follow up the story!

LOVE YOU Coopy & be safe!!

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so sad whats happening. a real tragedy I hope the boy is ok.

Actually lexy reporters are taught to remain indifferent, Im proud of Anderson for caring and helping.He is doing an awesome job there, and he is very HOT!!

Poor kid :( Bless him hope he’s alright.

@lexy: What is your definition of a hero if I may ask then?

CNN watcher @ 01/19/2010 at 7:53 pm

Sanjay Gupta is the real CNN hero.

++Logan++ @ 01/19/2010 at 7:54 pm

NOW THIS IS A REAL HERO

glad hes not just reporting for the big wigs, but actually playing a genuine part in the haiti ordeal.

sad and beautiful at the same time.

Looters have to be brought to justice at some point. Saying looting is okay because people are poor and hungry is wrong. Looting is just one step of lawlessness that descends to murder, pillage, armed robbery, you name it. Make it clear in your family that lawlessness is NEVER okay, even if you’re broke, starving and bleeding. Humans should never act like animals. Unfortunately, we’re seeing animals everywhere in Haiti.

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