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13 Years Ago, He Tried to Kill Himself. Now, He's Reunited With the Stranger Who Saved Him.

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When he was 15, Mark Henick stood on the ledge of a bridge in Nova Scotia, Canada, and intended to take his own life, according to CTV News. Then, a stranger stepped forward and grabbed Henick just as he let go of the railing. The stranger spoke to him, calmed him and eventually led him off the ledge.

Thirteen years later, Henick, who is now a mental health advocate, set out to find the man from the bridge. Thanks to Twitter and Canadian TV station CTV Canada AM, Henick was reunited with the man who saved his life.

I didn’t even know if Mike was real for most of this time,” Henick told the outlet. “I didn’t know if he was something I’d just made up in my mind. To see him and to finally have my arms around him again, it was something else.”

Get the full story, and see their touching reunion, in the video below:



h/t Reddit Uplifting

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Originally published: May 1, 2015
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