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Anderson Cooper --

Haitian Hero

1/19/2010 6:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Anderson Cooper raced to the aid of a badly injured boy in Haiti yesterday -- dropping the camera and carrying the bloodied child away from a violent incident in the middle of a chaotic scene.
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Cooper claims he had heard gunfire in the area and raced to see what had happened -- when he noticed some people on the top of a store throwing slabs of concrete down at looters ... one of which smashed a child in the head.

As blood streamed down his face, Cooper carried him to a safer area and handed him off to a local for treatment.

Cooper says he has no idea what happened to the boy.

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Sloane    

love AC

too many journalists just stand in front of the chaos (not just in Haiti but anywhere) and are talking heads

letting disaster happen inches away

AC is tops in my books
this wasn't for ratings or publicity
decent guy-has my respect

1676 days ago
2.

opi    

Thanks for posting about this. I saw this last night on CNN, Anderson truly was a hero.

1676 days ago
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Inquiring Mind    

This is news and very amazing.. Bravo AC, you have a huge, real kind heart!

1676 days ago
4.

elle    

that was a horrible scene but Anderson Cooper was wonderful to watch. like the above said, usually the jounalist just stands by and films. He is a hero to that little boy. I cried watching it.

1676 days ago
5.

Renee    

I love Anderson Cooper!!

1676 days ago
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sue    

AC IS AN OUSTANDING MAN WITH THE RESPECT OF OTHERS, HE IS INDEED A HERO IN MY BOOK!!!! HE ACTED ON HIS HEART AND WHAT HE FELT WAS BEING A TRUE HUMAN BEING TOWARD OTHERS IN NEED. sue from tampa

1676 days ago
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Le Tigre    

AC is the best -- he and Sanjay Gupta have done an incredible job covering Haiti.

1676 days ago
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jen    

Anderson is a first rate human being. He and Sanjay aren't just reporting the news, they are helping those in need during this terrible crisis in Haiti.

1676 days ago
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ashleymay100    

This is why I love TMZ.... not just B.S. Celebrity stuff.... Anderson Cooper rocks!!

1676 days ago
10.

meikel    

Anderson Cooper took a page from Tom's (Cruise) book: Stage a rescue and you'll find yourself called a hero - CNN profits as well: more viewers, more advertising dollars, more exposure of the shriveling network ... BRAVO!

1676 days ago
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rash    

This video will forever remain in my memory ..great job AC,hope the boy is recovering and is in safe hands

1676 days ago
12.

oh brother    

Cooper and Gupta have really proven themselves in this true crisis. They are the true definition of SELFLESS.

Gupta, a true warrior for not abandoning the critical patients in the middle of the night when all other doctors decided to leave. Armed with just a stethoscope and a few IV bags, he stood his ground to ensure all pts. made it through the night disregarding his safety.

Cooper, the valiant reporter who risks his life by entering the heart of violence to save an injured child. Doesn't even think twice to put down his ultra expensive camera so that he may free his hands to carry the most valuable item, a life.

Cooper and Gupta, your rewards for your greatest acts are guaranteed and await you in the heavens.

1676 days ago
13.

LongJohn69    

He brought that Hatian kid with him, direct from Central Casting.

1676 days ago
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Chicken Lover    

i lost all respect for anderson cooper when he started working with kathy griffin. f him.

1676 days ago
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Charly    

Sanjay Gupta was just too cool...

Caught the UN red-handed and was totally emotional about it, rolled his sleeves up, switched off the cameras and treated the patients the UN had deserted.

Loved it. Hope CNN continue investigating the UNs atrocious behavior and why the UN and the US have refused to do food drops - even just for water when they have helicopters sitting there doing nothing. And if they say security is just too bad why they haven't used the copters for ferrying dying patients to the empty hospitals outside the capital that have been braced for an influx of patients but so far have received none due to transport issues.

1676 days ago
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