Andreas Neuman from Sweden was on his way back home from a hockey game he had just played in.
As he was waiting on the platform at the train station, he saw a disturbing scene.
On the train platform, six men had surrounded a woman and what looked like her 15-year-old daughter.
“When the women tried to get out of the ring, the guys pushed them back in again,” Andreas told Swedish newspaper Arbetarbladet. He claimed that he even saw one use a rolled up newspaper to smack the women’s behind. These guys had bad intentions, and the two ladies seemed helpless to stop them.
Scenarios like this happen every day all over the world, with many of them never being noticed. These women were outnumbered, and needed help.
Watching this happen was too much for Andreas to bear.
Andreas, though outnumbered 6–1, ran towards the group to stop them.
The hockey player tackled one of the men who was part of the ring surrounding the females.
“Then they all just ran off,” he said. Andreas had successfully stopped stopped what could’ve been an ugly situation.
Andreas wasn’t the only person watching this happen; however, he was the only one to do something about it.
“I think it was disgusting that people did not intervene.”
Bystanders may turn a blind eye to this kind of behavior, and that only worsens the issue. Even if Andreas was an athlete, he knew that standing up to six men could’ve been dangerous. But the important thing was that he knew he had to act right at that moment.
Andreas didn’t know how the situation would pan out, but he knew it was the right thing to do. More people having this mindset would make the world a better place.