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Angel Of The Gap


There’s a treacherous cliff in Australia near Sydney harbor called “the Gap.” Each year, around 50 people take their own lives by jumping off the cliff.

There’s a small house near “The Gap” where a local man named Don Ritche lives. The main window of the house faces the jump off point directly. When Don purchased the house, he knew about the jumpers, and he knew about the forward-facing window.

But he purchased the house anyway. He felt he was meant to be there.

Don will walk out of his house and offer the despondent jumper tea and strike up a conversation. He has been credited with saving hundreds of lives over the years and was recently awarded the Order of Australia Bravery Medal. The locals simply call him “The Angel of the Gap.”