Remembering Paddy Brown

Have you done a Paddy Brown lately?

He was a fireman who died in 9/11.

Over on a Web site memorializing him, one of the letters suggested doing a "Paddy Brown" every day. What's that? Doing something nice for someone else.

Why am I thinking about that?

Well, I met Stephen McCarthy last year and turned out he was working for CNBC as a producer on the Donny Deutsch show. He called my cell phone today and said "I have something for you."

We met up and he handed me a DVD. On it it simply said "Remembering Paddy."

Tonight I watched it.

The first few minutes set the tone. He just filmed Paddy's phone messages. People calling him on the morning of 9/11.

It got worse and worse. Then Stephen told us about his friendship with Paddy (he covered Paddy when he was a video news reporter) and his camera introduced us to Paddy's family and friends.

Can you make a difference in the world? Why don't you try doing a Paddy?

I'll find out when Stephen's video will be on air (he thinks it'll be on one of the major networks in about a month).

42 thoughts on “Remembering Paddy Brown

  1. I just happened to watch Steve McCarthy’s documentary “Finding Paddy Brown” on Swedish TV. I have to thank you for this excellent film, it was a marvellous film about a marvellous man.
    The day before New Year’s eve, and I was stuck in my TV-chair for 1h45m

    Thank you very much!

  2. I just happened to watch Steve McCarthy’s documentary “Finding Paddy Brown” on Swedish TV. I have to thank you for this excellent film, it was a marvellous film about a marvellous man.
    The day before New Year’s eve, and I was stuck in my TV-chair for 1h45m

    Thank you very much!

  3. Far as I know, just audio available now. The director is Steven McCarthy, so if you contacted him he might have a way to get you a copy.

  4. Far as I know, just audio available now. The director is Steven McCarthy, so if you contacted him he might have a way to get you a copy.

  5. Can this be purchased? Both my father and brother worked with Paddy on the New York City Fire Patrol.

  6. Can this be purchased? Both my father and brother worked with Paddy on the New York City Fire Patrol.

  7. Thank you “A Friend of Pat”. I have purchased Miss You, Pat and I want to thank Sharon for her hard work.

  8. Thank you “A Friend of Pat”. I have purchased Miss You, Pat and I want to thank Sharon for her hard work.

  9. The rights to show Finding Paddy in the US are owned until Sept. 2009 by a media outlet that so far has not shown it. At that point the director can resume the rights and get it shown here. There is also a book, Miss You, Pat: Collected Memories of NY’s Bravest of the Brave,Captain Patrick J. Brown,that just came out.

  10. The rights to show Finding Paddy in the US are owned until Sept. 2009 by a media outlet that so far has not shown it. At that point the director can resume the rights and get it shown here. There is also a book, Miss You, Pat: Collected Memories of NY’s Bravest of the Brave,Captain Patrick J. Brown,that just came out.

  11. I Also saw the film about Paddy, also cried as a baby, also was very touched and inspired by such great man like Paddy! Thank you Paddy for your life of dedication and help to others that needed your light and lovely smile.You teached me and i bilieve also many others a great lesson of love.
    GOD BLESS YOU PADDY BROWN,in my eyes YOU ARE AN ANGEL.

  12. I Also saw the film about Paddy, also cried as a baby, also was very touched and inspired by such great man like Paddy! Thank you Paddy for your life of dedication and help to others that needed your light and lovely smile.You teached me and i bilieve also many others a great lesson of love.
    GOD BLESS YOU PADDY BROWN,in my eyes YOU ARE AN ANGEL.

  13. When and where will this documentary air in the States.
    Especially for New Yorkers. We need it here.

  14. When and where will this documentary air in the States.
    Especially for New Yorkers. We need it here.

  15. I saw the documentary yesterday.
    I had just had a bad argument with my girl due to my heavy drinking which i have battled for years.
    My father was also a marine in Vietnam.
    Something reached in my soul while watching perhaps the hand of God and for a 39year old man siting there in tears. It was an amazing experience it was almost like I knew him.I have been inspired to really make an effort in all aspects of my life
    What a life what a MAN
    God Bless you Paddy Brown
    Steve Shane Fedeles
    Perth Australia

  16. I saw the documentary yesterday.
    I had just had a bad argument with my girl due to my heavy drinking which i have battled for years.
    My father was also a marine in Vietnam.
    Something reached in my soul while watching perhaps the hand of God and for a 39year old man siting there in tears. It was an amazing experience it was almost like I knew him.I have been inspired to really make an effort in all aspects of my life
    What a life what a MAN
    God Bless you Paddy Brown
    Steve Shane Fedeles
    Perth Australia

  17. Well i saw the documentary yesterday and i was so touched and moved with such a life. A life full of hardships and trials yet was not selfish. The way he handled his life despite of anything is so inspiring and his death will always be remembered. I guess his wish to be known forever will come true cause all is touched by his life.
    Rest in Peace Paddy :)

  18. Well i saw the documentary yesterday and i was so touched and moved with such a life. A life full of hardships and trials yet was not selfish. The way he handled his life despite of anything is so inspiring and his death will always be remembered. I guess his wish to be known forever will come true cause all is touched by his life.
    Rest in Peace Paddy :)

  19. Well i saw the documentary yesterday and i was so touched and move with such a life. A life full of hardships and trials yet was not selfish. The way he handled his life despite of anything is so inspiring and the his death will always be remebered. I guess his wish to be known forever will come true cause all is touched by his life.
    Rest in Peace Paddy :)

  20. Well i saw the documentary yesterday and i was so touched and move with such a life. A life full of hardships and trials yet was not selfish. The way he handled his life despite of anything is so inspiring and the his death will always be remebered. I guess his wish to be known forever will come true cause all is touched by his life.
    Rest in Peace Paddy :)

  21. I saw the Steven Mcarthy tribute to Pat Brown last night shown in the local cable here in the Emirates. I had a rough night and felt haunted by the story of this great man. Being a muslim, I will be the first one to condemn any terrorist act, any true practicing muslim knows that Islam does not allow killing of innocent civilians. It hurts to see people using our religion for their own distorted agenda. God is great, I’m sure that Paddy is reaping the spiritual rewards of his dedication to saving and helping others. GOD BLESS PADDY BROWN

  22. I saw the Steven Mcarthy tribute to Pat Brown last night shown in the local cable here in the Emirates. I had a rough night and felt haunted by the story of this great man. Being a muslim, I will be the first one to condemn any terrorist act, any true practicing muslim knows that Islam does not allow killing of innocent civilians. It hurts to see people using our religion for their own distorted agenda. God is great, I’m sure that Paddy is reaping the spiritual rewards of his dedication to saving and helping others. GOD BLESS PADDY BROWN

  23. I don`t write very weel english, I`m from Portugal, my name is António and I
    seen tonight a programme on portugusese television about Paddy,i only whant to
    say that Paddy rest in peace. he is a example for everyone in the world.

    Descança em Paz e que Deus te acompanhe Paddy Brown.

    António- Viana do Castelo Portugal

  24. I don`t write very weel english, I`m from Portugal, my name is António and I
    seen tonight a programme on portugusese television about Paddy,i only whant to
    say that Paddy rest in peace. he is a example for everyone in the world.

    Descança em Paz e que Deus te acompanhe Paddy Brown.

    António- Viana do Castelo Portugal

  25. I sang at Patrick Brown’s funeral.

    I was part of the American Boychoir. Singing in St. Paul’s cathedral was one of the unique experiences of my life.

  26. I sang at Patrick Brown’s funeral.

    I was part of the American Boychoir. Singing in St. Paul’s cathedral was one of the unique experiences of my life.

  27. I was given a “Just for Today” card by my wife and one of the things it suggests is to do something good for someone else and not get found out (ie don’t do it for the recognition or praise). Definitely something to live by, but sadly most of us don’t (me included).

  28. I was given a “Just for Today” card by my wife and one of the things it suggests is to do something good for someone else and not get found out (ie don’t do it for the recognition or praise). Definitely something to live by, but sadly most of us don’t (me included).

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