The story of a brave young man is making rounds on social media. Dylan Harris, a Grade 11 student, has been hailed a hero after he rushed to Christine Gazi’s rescue on 29 January.
The Grade 10 girl was attacked by an unidentified person. Dylan was on his way to school when he saw the attack.
The young man didn’t think twice and quickly intervened, pushing himself and his bicycle between the attacker and Christine.
This gave the frightened girl the chance to run away while Dylan and the attacker got into a scuffle.
Dylan wasn’t injured too seriously during the incident, but his phone was stolen by the assailant before he fled.
However, he has been offered a new phone and is now just fine, knowing he could help Christine.
Both students are from Secunda High, and their story has been shared on social media.
South Africans are very proud of Dylan, and told him as much:
Sandy Youngkrantz – Love what Dylan did, but hate that he had to. The crime rate in SA is so sad.
Elsie Cook – Well done lovely young man … again an example of our gorgeous rainbow nation ….
Elsabe Blackie – Thank you our son for saving this precious daughter of ours
Moalosi Thaane He is growing up into a real man already.
Anja Mackillican – Thank you, Dylan, for saving Christine. Brave you are beyond words. Christine I’m so sorry that you were in a situation that that. You have your own superhero, Dylan is his name.
Great job, Dylan. You are a true hero!