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Hero at the Lancome Counter at Macy's: VIDEO


Allan Fonseca, a young man working at the Lancome make-up counter in Macy's, is being credited as a hero by one woman who escaped the Oregon shooting:

Lay said that she began praying for the Lord to protect her and the other shoppers in the mall. She said Fonseca, as a store employee, knew exactly what to do, and she credits him as her hero.

"He said that we needed to evacuate, and he took me by the hand and took me down the escalator and out to safety," she said. Once Fonseca was sure that she was safe, he then turned to her and said, "I'm going to go back and help other people."

Fonseca said that because he is familiar with the exits in the mall, he felt that he would be able to help shoppers escape the gunfire.


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  1. Everyday heroes! Thanks for doing what's right.

    Posted by: reality | Dec 12, 2012 3:55:14 PM

  2. I'd take a bullet for some Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Night Cream.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Dec 12, 2012 4:03:52 PM

  3. Yep, just another example of how gay people are tearing society apart.

    Posted by: Sam Armstrong | Dec 12, 2012 4:07:00 PM

  4. Go Lancome dude !

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 12, 2012 4:07:22 PM

  5. @Anastasia LOL!

    Posted by: David | Dec 12, 2012 4:08:18 PM

  6. Sam : Do we know for sure he's gay ??

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 12, 2012 4:08:34 PM

  7. God sent her a gay!

    Posted by: Paulie | Dec 12, 2012 4:09:34 PM

  8. A Gayngel!

    Posted by: Michael W. | Dec 12, 2012 4:13:50 PM

  9. The guy should get a bonus for the number of times Lancome was mentioned on national news in a positive way.

    Posted by: Gus | Dec 12, 2012 4:14:31 PM

  10. LMAO, Gayngel FTW!

    Posted by: RONTEX | Dec 12, 2012 4:18:33 PM

  11. I love it - a Gayngel - awsome - almost as good as Gabies!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Dec 12, 2012 4:19:35 PM

  12. I love that he is a hero and FABUL

    Posted by: Gregoire | Dec 12, 2012 4:19:38 PM

  13. Yupp, we need to upgrade your gaydar.

    Posted by: Brandon H | Dec 12, 2012 4:20:06 PM

  14. Hey, Rick. Where the are you? See what that "Culture of Effeminacy" will do for ya'? It creates heroes.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Dec 12, 2012 4:22:23 PM

  15. Brandon : I just ...never stereotype (like I've suffered from other people doing. That's probably why I'm overly-sensitive to that whole thing).

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 12, 2012 4:22:29 PM

  16. How great is this?? What a great guy. (BTW, the first gayngel was named Gaybriel, right?)

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Dec 12, 2012 4:26:38 PM

  17. Was the shooting in Portland, or Fargo?? I had no idea that those Upper Midwest vowels reached so far west.

    Anyway, very cool kid.

    Posted by: Lars | Dec 12, 2012 4:26:55 PM

  18. and if it were a fictional story in a soap opera there'd be cries of "Why is this effeminate gay stereotype who works behind a makeup counter existing only to aid heterosexual women by catering to heterosexual women's idealizations of gay males!??!"

    that said, it's instead a beautiful and courageous example of the resilience, bravery and courage of many in our community.

    kudos, kiddo!

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Dec 12, 2012 4:45:36 PM

  19. What a geat decent guy !

    His name will take its place beside Mark Bingham,.... our brothers who acted with honour and bravery.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 12, 2012 4:47:52 PM

  20. Jack : But do we KNOW Fonseca is gay ? We knew Bingham was because he was "out", but...

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 12, 2012 4:49:06 PM

  21. To the idiot commenters above, there was never any objection to gays who sell cosmetics. The objection was that the soap writer, Carlivati, would only consider having a gay male be the one to use lipstick. That is stereotyping.

    Also, we don't know if this heroic man is gay or not.

    Posted by: Jeff | Dec 12, 2012 5:11:58 PM

  22. Hero? Brave?

    I would go with Brave, because he was hella brave. Heroic would have been stopping the problem. Semantics!

    Posted by: Fenrox | Dec 12, 2012 5:20:01 PM

  23. You tell me if he's gay or not...

    Posted by: Marc C | Dec 12, 2012 5:25:58 PM

  24. That previous link didn't work so well.

    Check out the young man on the page underneath the heading: RICHARD C. ROLFS SCHOLARS

    Posted by: Marc C | Dec 12, 2012 5:29:22 PM

  25. Marc C. : Okay, thanks. (It looks like Fonseca was in a gay student group, for those of you who don't want to check the link). This shows that anybody can be gay or straight, and that one can't go by appearance or looks or mannerisms.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 12, 2012 5:33:13 PM

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