Australian “Angel” Saves Lives at Suicide Spot

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Despite owning a home perched atop a high cliff with a scenic ocean view in Sydney, Australia, Don and Moya Ritchie live on a plot of real estate that can best be described as something out of a bad dream. The rocky cliff is known as The Gap–the most notorious suicide destination in the country.

While most people would surely move away, the Ritchies have stayed for almost 50 years, saving an estimated 160 people from taking the leap.

Every morning Mr. Ritchie wakes up and looks out the window to see if anyone is "standing alone too close to the precipice." If he senses someone may be contemplating suicide, he approaches them and asks if they'd like to talk over a cup of tea. "I'm offering them an alternative,&…

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