American Man Dressed Like Jesus Carries Wooden Cross from Warsaw to Kyiv

An American man has been going viral on Ukrainian social media after being spotted wearing an attire similar to that of Jesus Christ and carrying a large wooden cross on his shoulders on his way to Kyiv.

Identified only as Jimmy from Virginia, the young American has been drawing a lot of attention while walking through Poland and Ukraine because of his unusual attire and the large wooden cross on his shoulder. He told a number of Ukrainian news outlets whose reporters interviewed him that he doesn’t really have a goal. He left the Polish capital of Warsaw and he hopes to eventually reach the Ukrainian city of Kyiv on foot, but he leaves that plan in God’s hands. The 33-year-old man claims he is just doing what his heart is telling him to because that is the best way to honor God.

“I’m really not trying to prove anything. I would like to make myself a better person,” Jimmy said. “And I think that’s the best way to do it and also honor God. I think this is the best reason.”

The reason why Jimmy was in Warsaw and why he decided to begin his pilgrimage dressed as Jesus and carrying a cross is shrouded in mystery, but what we do know is that he is a very hard man to miss. Even with the war taking up most of Ukraine’s attention these days, a real-life Jesus carrying his cross on the side of the road is still an unmissable sight.


Jimmy and his cross have reportedly been on the road for about a month now. He refuses to take anyone up on the offer to give him a ride to Kyiv, but gladly stops to chat and take pictures and chat with anyone wanting to meet him.

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