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Woman Gets Followed Home By Three Strangers, Hugs This Black Guy And Asks Him To Help Her
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Woman Gets Followed Home By Three Strangers, Hugs This Black Guy And Asks Him To Help Her

Being a good citizen, neighbor and person can mean many things. But it doesn’t always include sunshine, rainbows, and pleasant tasks like baking pies for the local bake sale.

Sometimes, it means protecting a complete stranger when they’re being followed by a group of men intending to do them harm. That’s exactly what one Twitter user did when a woman in need approached him, asking for his help.

She hurriedly told him to pretend that he knew her, so she could get back home to her son safely. Scroll down to read the full story in the Twitter user’s own words and to realize that there are still everyday heroes among us.

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A Twitter user told everyone how he helped out a complete stranger who was being followed by 3 men

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The Twitter user’s thread went viral with over 380.3k likes and more than 60.1k retweets. Which goes to show how much the internet appreciated the stranger’s kind actions. After all, if we were in trouble, we’d want to be helped out, right? But that also means that we’re responsible for helping others when we see that they’re in trouble.

This happened in New York and some of you might start wondering if the city’s dangerous. But that’s not necessarily the case. New York is the safest large metropolis in the United States and has a lower than average crime rate per inhabitant.

However! (Yes, there is a “however.”) New York is the most visited city in the country, with over 13 million visitors every year. That means that criminals see an opportunity. That’s why there’s lots of petty theft. And tourists are the targets.

What’s more, some of the city’s neighborhoods are rougher than others. According to Smart Travel, popular tourist areas like Times Square, the Meatpacking District, and the Garment District have high violent crime rates. Meanwhile, some other neighborhoods that you should be wary of include NoHo, Union Square, Hudson Square, Koreatown, the Flatiron District, Columbus Circle, and Upper Harlem. Especially at night.

If you’re planning to visit New York’s Chinatown, keep in mind that even though it has lower than average rates of theft and homicide, assaults and robberies are much more common there.

Some safety tips to keep in mind are that you should never get into an unmarked cab, be very vigilant when walking after dark, and avoid Disney and superhero characters in Times Square who might try to hustle you. If you’re in trouble, ask the locals for help—they’ll be sure to lend a hand.

Most Twitter users were touched by the tale of everyday heroism

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And some people even shared their own stories

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John Louis
Community Member
2 years ago

The sad reality is that most men are unaware of how scary it can be to be a woman in certain circumstances.

Star
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Ah yes Obese Lukas, it is always the women’s fault. They shouldn’t have been running out at night, they were basically asking to get followed.. 🙄

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

Not all heroes wear capes

Johnny Q Mattie
Community Member
2 years ago

But they have fabulous shoes.

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Cosika
Community Member
2 years ago

As a woman i'd just like to say, if you are ever in that situation please dont think you can't go to another female to get rid of creepy men. I, for one, would have your back 100%, also walk you home and if it came to it, fight for you. Women turn into friggin tigers when they need to protect others. Very very glad this man was here for her though!

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Same here, now that I’m older. Amazing how an angry mom-aged woman can be incredibly intimidating to a bunch of asshole young guys. It’s like their own mothers trained them to recognize when they’re going to get their asses whooped, so they duck and run fast. Having that kind of power now, after years of harassment when I was younger, is a heady experience, and one I relish.

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John Louis
Community Member
2 years ago

The sad reality is that most men are unaware of how scary it can be to be a woman in certain circumstances.

Star
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Ah yes Obese Lukas, it is always the women’s fault. They shouldn’t have been running out at night, they were basically asking to get followed.. 🙄

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

Not all heroes wear capes

Johnny Q Mattie
Community Member
2 years ago

But they have fabulous shoes.

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Cosika
Community Member
2 years ago

As a woman i'd just like to say, if you are ever in that situation please dont think you can't go to another female to get rid of creepy men. I, for one, would have your back 100%, also walk you home and if it came to it, fight for you. Women turn into friggin tigers when they need to protect others. Very very glad this man was here for her though!

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Same here, now that I’m older. Amazing how an angry mom-aged woman can be incredibly intimidating to a bunch of asshole young guys. It’s like their own mothers trained them to recognize when they’re going to get their asses whooped, so they duck and run fast. Having that kind of power now, after years of harassment when I was younger, is a heady experience, and one I relish.

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