A British truck driver is being hailed as a hero after he stepped in like a boss to rescue a young school boy who was being bullied by three teenage boys.
Trucker Sean Swan spotted the young boy being punched and allegedly held in a choke hold as “thugs” attempted to steal his bike, DailyMail reported.
In Swan’s explanation, he stated that the teens looked “quit threatening” and their actions matched, as he went up against them.
To protect the young man, who has not been identified, Swan had him stand behind himself.
“He was white and shaking – the color had drained out of him. He took two punches and had been held in a choke hold – he was very thankful that I helped him,” he said.
“I couldn’t have stood by and done nothing – it just seems to be the way I was brought up.”
According to Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which sites October as National Bullying Prevention month, nearly one out of four children are bullied during their school year, a quantitative number from the 2015 National Center for Educational Statistics.
The organization first formed in 2006 and is now celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
If you or someone you know is at immediate risk or has been impacted by a bullying related crime, get help by calling 911.