Picture of Brooklyn man with note on backpack asking for kidney for wife goes viral

December 29, 2018 - 5:08 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Brooklyn man is getting noticed for wearing a very important request on a backpack.

A sign Raymond Thompson's backpack says, “In need of a kidney for my wife B+ 917-442-6202.”

A picture of Thompson went viral after a CNN editor spotted him at a Target store and tweeted the photo.

Thompson spoke to 1010 WINS and said he's certainly not the first person to do something like this and that he can't take credit for it.

"Let's say like two years ago, I saw a gentleman at Disney World and he had a shirt on that said, 'I'm in need of a kidney. and this is my blood type and phone number," Thompson said.

Now Thompson has been getting phone calls from people all over the world offering to help. Hopefully one can come up with a match.