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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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nicky    

Kudo's AC! what you did was nothing more than heroic! You have not only touched that boy's life w/ helping him but many of us who watched you help him.

1705 days ago
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honesty    

What a decent caring human being Anderson Cooper is. I know Gloria Vanderbilt is very very proud of her son.

1705 days ago
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Makenna    

I have so much respect for Anderson. Many people don't realize how he started his career, he didn't use his mothers name to get where he is today.

This guy would take a camera into the middle of hostile territory by himself. No crew just him with a camera filming and reporting while bullets literally passed by him.

It's not surprising that he dropped his camera to help. He is selfless, truly an awesome guy.

1705 days ago
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mothermercury    

With tears streaming down my face as I type...Anderson Cooper, you Rock! You are one kewl guy. You are my favorite journalist!

1705 days ago
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sue    

anderson and gupta, they are there to help and that is what they are doing, there not there to get on camera they have that all under control on tv. they dont need the ratings they do alright on there honesty and being decent human beings. so forget the ratings and just take good ole selfless efforts by them as being sincere in what they believe!!! HELP THE PEOPLE OF HAITI!!!! SUE FROM TAMPA

1705 days ago
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Tish    

Wow, without self regard he purposefully runs into the midst of violence, and drags this horribly bloody child out. This act alone shows him to be a selfless, honorable human being. Match that with the fact that he grew up super rich, and instead of simply donating money from afar, he choose to be IN the critical areas helping out. He has experienced wars and disasters numerous times. He helped so many during Katrina, and now this. He is a seriously studly, silver haired fox. I think he has earned a super hero name. How about the Silver Fox?

1705 days ago
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oh brother    

This was a true act of heroism directly from AC's heart. This in no way seemed like an act. Notice how Cooper didn't even make eye contact with his people when deciding to drop his camera to pick up the boy. At that moment it was evident that he didn't give a s*it about the camera and just wanted to get the boy to safety.

1705 days ago
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Milf Biggenson    

Thank god this wasn't on NBC as at the last minute, Anderson Cooper would have been replaced by Jay Leno, and that boy would have suffered. All hilarious NBC Jay Leno jokes aside, what AC and Gupta are doing is truly great work.

1705 days ago
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justagirl    

Anderson Cooper has always been a good egg. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same for a selected few sick and twisted Haitians that turn against their own people in times of desperation and fear. Now is the time to appreciate all the help you are being given from the entire world and look to God to help you move forward (as a majority of the country is doing), instead of thinking that your neighbors lifelong owned market is a free for all and intent to cause injury or harm to your fellow citizens is just.

1705 days ago
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MommyWhatsADoucheBag?    

I love that it seems that Anderson Cooper is beautiful on the inside AND the outside!!

1705 days ago
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Makenna    

24. Anderson Cooper has always been a good egg. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same for a selected few sick and twisted Haitians that turn against their own people in times of desperation and fear. Now is the time to appreciate all the help you are being given from the entire world and look to God to help you move forward (as a majority of the country is doing), instead of thinking that your neighbors lifelong owned market is a free for all and intent to cause injury or harm to your fellow citizens is just.

Posted at 9:59AM on Jan 19th 2010 by justagirl

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Unfortunately it seems to be typical human behavior. If you remember the same thing happened in Louisiana.

1705 days ago
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Tish    

Can some one pass the tin foil to all of the conspiracy theorists out there? I wish I could smack those negative nasties once or twice. You go to these sites and post hatred for fun. Sad. You probably are the type who WOULD fake heroism.
AC took the kid from casting? He faked it? I dont care if Anderson Cooper worked with Donald Trump, Geraldo Rivera, Jerry Springer, Pee Wee Herman or Spencer the Pratt. AC could generally be an arse, but this certainly doesnt support that idea. This guy grabbed an OBVIOUSLY bleeding kid and DRAGGED him along. When the kid's legs were buckling, Anderson picked him up. The blood was streaming from this kid's head!

1705 days ago
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Adamazing    

RT @meathome: (sarcasm) Oh sure 'cause huge pieces of concrete being thrown at people and landing on the boy's head is all staged. You know what's also staged...the earthquake itself...it's all a conspiracy from the media to get more profit.


Stop talking nonsense and face it, Anderson Cooper is an excellent reporter and he acted like a hero.

1705 days ago
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oh brother    

you can tell his, save a life, instinct kicked into gear when he looked around and saw the crowed running from the violence, cooper's adrenaline kicks in and he prioritizes by dropping the camera and carrying the boy. At that moment, the camera meant nothing to him. New found respect for Cooper.
Gupta and Cooper are the MVPs of this Haiti disaster.

1705 days ago
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Dixie    

Anderson Cooper is truly a decent human being for helping this child in a time of need. Elle (#4) was right when she said that most journalist would have just stood there and kept filming, but not AC. Tish (#20) is right also, AC has earned a super hero name and it should be The Silver Fox. I hope this child will be ok, it really broke my heart to see this child bloody and hurt.

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