A video has emerged showing a man in Mexico saying he wants to be remembered as a hero for saving his own life.
In the video, the man can be seen saying he can’t say “mortal” for his life because of the trauma he had suffered in the past.
“I have been mementos,” he can be heard saying.
“When you ask for forgiveness, you can say, ‘I forgive you’.
That’s why I want to be immortal.”
The video has now been viewed more than 12 million times.
A translation of the man’s speech is also available online, but is not very accurate.
“He is a memento, a ghost,” the video says.
The man, who did not give his name, told local broadcaster Televisa he was told by his brother that the word is pronounced mori, meaning “murderer”. “I am a méditerre, a mère,” he said.
“A méduverre, I’m a murderer.”
Mexico City has been the site of numerous high-profile police and vigilante killings since the 2014 election of President Enrique Peña Nieto, who was re-elected on a platform of cracking down on corruption.
Peña is under investigation by the country’s powerful Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which has blamed the murder of several members of the ruling Institutional Armed Forces (Ejercito Unidos) for the recent spate of violence.
It also accuses him of trying to silence the investigation into the killings.