Christian rappers Lecrae and Andy Mineo found themselves in a life and death situation last week when they were confronted with a transgender woman who was about to commit suicide. The pair were crossing the bridge from Manhattan to the Bronx when they spotted her standing on the edge, about to jump.
“She starts to climb over the guardrail to jump,” Mineo explains in a Facebook video. Lecrae immediately sprung into action.
“Lecrae reaches his long seven-foot arms and grabs her and says ‘no,’ and pulls her back and I start grabbing her,” Mineo continued.
Then, the woman said something astonishing. “As we start wrestling this woman off of the bridge, we start hearing her scream out, ‘I just want to go home. I just want to be with Jesus. I don’t want to live anymore,” he says.
The pair eventually managed to coax the woman over to the side of the road and call the police, all the while continuing to remind her that God loves her.
“We just wrestled someone from jumping off a bridge. Yo I’m tripping!!” Lecrae tweeted after the incident.
Praise God that these two men sprung into action and showed this woman love and care. What an inspiration, and a testament to the love of Christ.