Not even Ronald McDonald could argue that Charles Ramsey IS a true lover of Mickey D’s. Ramsey is a media star this week after his heroic role in the rescue of three women who spent nearly a decade in captivity in a Cleveland home. He’s given several interviews about the incident, and he talks about McDonald’s in many of them.
He even mentioned McDonald’s in his 911 call to police after responding to Amanda Berry’s cries for help from the house. And according to MSN.com, the company has taken notice, reaching out to Ramsey on Twitter.
“We salute the courage of Ohio kidnap victims & respect their privacy,” the company said. “Way to go Charles Ramsey — we’ll be in touch.” The statement was retweeted more than 10,000 times. With that message, McDonald’s has thrust itself into the widening spotlight around Ramsey, a restaurant dishwasher who rocketed to fame because of the rescue but perhaps more so because of the engaging, moving and often humorous ways he has recounted the event.