Woman groped on bus makes amazing Facebook appeal to find man who took a stand
After a 30-year-old woman was allegedly groped by a man while riding a late-night bus in Shepherds Bush, she launched a social media appeal to track down the kind man who stood up for her following the incident. The heartwarming post has since gone viral and restores our faith in humanity.
Kaitlyn Regehr, 30, claims that a stranger touched her bottom on the 207 bus. She moved away from the alleged attacker and assumed the incident would be forgotten. Then, she heard a fellow passenger confront the man. Kaitlyn, a PhD student at Kings College London, wrote in a Facebook post:
"Thank you for saying something when that man grabbed me. Thank you for insisting that it was not acceptable. Most of all, thank you for asking him about the women in his life, his mother, his sister... You said, 'She could be your sister. She is someone's sister', and in doing so you made me a person. You made us a community. I thank you not just because you stood up for me, or because you made me feel safe, but because on your transit home - in this big, potentially anonymous city - you humanized assault. You didn't turn away. You took a stand. You said something."
Since Kaitlyn wrote the post on Tuesday, it has been shared more than 31,000 times. Accompanying the post, Kaitlyn included a picture of herself holding a sign that read "Thank you." Now, Kaitlyn is determined to find the man and thank him in person. She wrote:
Hopefully Kaitlyn will be able to find the good samaritan to give him the rightful thanks he deserves.
Watch this video to see other good samaritans who helped strangers getting attacked:
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