Sometimes, one of the ways of getting through an impossible situation is by keeping your head and appreciating a good sense of humour. That's exactly what a London firefighter has done in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire.
"Crispy Mick," a 'Kentish Towner living in Essex,' tweeted a photo of his helmet, which he apparently had to write his name on during the incredibly dangerous process of fighting the Grenfell Tower fire.
Firefighters are asked write their names on helmets in order to aid with identification if the worst should happen during the rescue and fire fighting process. A grim reality to one of the most demanding and dangerous jobs in the world.
People have been re-sharing the image of
@crispymick You, your colleagues in the FB, and your colleagues across all emergency services across the UK have ou… https://t.co/YqphcWCGEq— Slow in Greece #WearAMask (@Slow in Greece #WearAMask) 1497476528
But that isn't the only reason his post has gone viral. Red-top paper The Sun asked if it could use his photo, and this happened:
@crispymick Hi Mick, can we use this image on our site please?— The Sun Picture Desk (@The Sun Picture Desk) 1497470881
@SunPictureDesk Nope... Not in in your shitrag— Mick (@Mick) 1497473569
In the eyes of the people on Twitter, a hero had become an 'absolute legend'.
Just when you think @crispymick, fireman, is a massive hero - he does this … a funny, principled massive hero! Yes! https://t.co/wAhXa3JMVZ— John Spiers (@John Spiers) 1497476867
Just when you thought it wasn't possible to love firefighters more than you already do, along comes @crispymick https://t.co/UbX1BuLD2z— The Sun Apologies (@The Sun Apologies) 1497475965
@crispymick @Raththekid Just when you couldn't be anymore of a British hero you go and excel yourself! #Heros 👏🏽🚒 https://t.co/K3tZQK2KSb— 🄲🄷🄾🄿🅂🅈 (@🄲🄷🄾🄿🅂🅈) 1497503733
@crispymick Bloody Heroes mate the lot of you 👏🏻— ⚔️ (@⚔️) 1497470634
@crispymick @Claredaisy I liked Mick's response to the Sun too :-) Rest well Mick after last night, you deserve it - Heroes all— Tara (Ra Boom di Ay) (@Tara (Ra Boom di Ay)) 1497476635
More: People are pointing out the Conservatives voted down a law requiring homes be fit for habitation, but that doesn't affect Grenfell