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A woman convinced a man not to commit suicide by quoting Linkin Park lyrics

This story drips with both goodness and irony.

Christina Settanni was driving in Orlando when she passed a young man sitting on the edge of a freeway. Because he looked so distraught, she felt compelled to stop to see if there’s anything she could do.

The man was terribly upset and was prepared to jump to his death. But Settanni sat there with him until he agreed to step away from the ledge.

How did she do it? By quoting Chester Bennington’s lyrics to the Linkin Park song “One More Light,” the anti-suicide song released just two months before Chester took his own life.

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One thought on “A woman convinced a man not to commit suicide by quoting Linkin Park lyrics

  • cop didn’t save a life that day. SHE did.
    She handled the situation with finesse and care. As is tradition with cops, they were forceful and blunt and not very skillful with language. Listen to the way the cop spoke to the guy…. everything about the approach is wrong. Typical.
    Still, nice to see music working its magic once again to help save a life

    Side note, I love this blog and look forward to it daily 🙂


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