07/31/19 — ORL, Fla - Cristina Settanni is a healthcare worker from Orlando. She was driving State Road 408 to work one morning when she passed a man sitting on the ledge of the overpass.
As reported by ClickOrlando, Settanni said "I stopped because I've been where he is. He needed someone to show they cared..."
It turns out her gut feelings were right. She sat with the man and decided to recite lyrics from Linkin Park's 'One More Light'. This was of course one of the last singles released by the band before Chester Benington's tragic suicide on July 20th, 2017.
The lyrics to the song, “Who cares if one more light goes out? Well, I do." must have resonated with the man. Settanni says he started to cry there on the ledge.
Soon after this, a Orange County Sheriffs Deputy arrived and assisted in pulling the man away from the ledge, which he was still resisting. He is now in an Orlando Mental Health Facility under the Baker Act.
This story serves as a great reminder to always pay attention to those around you. Be aware of those crying out for help, and of course be aware of your own feelings as well.
If you or someone you know needs help, reach out to The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : 800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Footage below from OrangeCoSheriffFL tells the story of that morning: