Freed US Hostage Thanks 'Brave' People Who Fought for His Release

Peter Theo Curtis credits "determined and big-hearted people" with assisting in his release by Syrian militants.
1:42 | 08/27/14

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-- -- -- thank you all for coming out here this beautiful Wednesday morning. In the days following my release on Sunday. I have learned bit by bit that there have been literally hundreds of people. Brave determined and big hearted people all over the world. Working for my release they've been working for two years on this. I had no idea when I was in prison I had no idea that so much effort was being. Expended on my behalf. -- and I haven't found out I -- just overwhelmed with emotion. I'm also overwhelmed by one of the things that is a total strangers in the coming up to me and saying hey we're just like your home welcome home. Thank you back legacy. Great to see you. So I certainly remember how good the American people are and what kindness they have in their hearts and to all those people I say a huge thank you. From my heart and bottom of my heart. And I am so grateful that you are expressing office in just -- -- At the same time I have to bond -- my mother and my family now and and I can't give you an interview and I can't give you. Talking back and -- if you tell us what it feels that's. All I can save you but in the future I promise no response your emails and I will be present and I will help you guys do your job. And I'm when you and I know you guys have gone through so I want -- -- -- guys and I will be there and I were stunned by can't do it now. Welcome back welcome back -- back.

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