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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