Jon Meis is taken from the scene by medics after a shooting at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Seattle. A 19-year-old man was fatally shot and two other young people were wounded after a gunman entered the foyer at Otto Miller Hall on the Seattle Pacific University campus and started shooting Thursday afternoon. When the gunman paused to reload, a student building monitor disarmed him. Meis is the student monitor who is credited with stopping the suspected gunman, Aaron R. Ybarra, 26, by pepper spraying him and tackling him. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)
Meis was hailed as a hero — and then the Internet found out he was getting married.
Visitors flocked to the wedding registries that Meis and his fiancee had set up at Target and Crate & Barrel, buying gifts for the couple as a show of gratitude.
So Jon Meis, the hero of the #SPUshooting is getting married in 15 days, here is his registry: http://t.co/pFWRnoGvM1 #prayforSPU— smashmode (@smashmode) 1402084034.0
Want to give back to the brave soul that helped take the gunman down at SPU? Here's his wedding registry! Show love! http://t.co/ZrDQTEp2Hu— L⊙V€ 7ly (@L⊙V€ 7ly) 1402081266.0
ESPN Seattle producer Jessamyn MacIntyre wanted to buy something on the registry but couldn't — all the items had been purchased.
So she launched a crowdfunding campaign for the couple and was quickly amazed by the results.
Seven hours...and already over $5K has been raised for Jon Meis. I've said it over and over...Seattle is awesome http://t.co/2VrHY9taNy— Jessamyn McIntyre (@Jessamyn McIntyre) 1402115823.0
UPDATE: In less than 24 hrs, almost $9K has been raised in support of Jon Meis, the man who took down the SPU shooter http://t.co/HSrrXrsVwd— Jessamyn McIntyre (@Jessamyn McIntyre) 1402150004.0
As of Saturday afternoon, the campaign — for Meis and his fiancee's "honeymoon and future" — had shot past the initial goal of $5,000, passing $17,000 and still climbing.
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