A woman's Facebook photo went viral after she posted a photo of herself holding up a "Thank you" sign in attempts to find the man who stood up for her after she was publicly assaulted.
The London college student Kaitlyn Regehr, 30, was on a bus when a man grabbed her butt. While she "felt uncomfortable and moved away," she didn't say anything directly to the man. However, another man who was also a passenger on the bus spoke up for her.
"To the man on the 207 buss towards Acton last night (the tall, dark, and dapper one with the beard), Thank you for saying something when that man grabbed me," she wrote on Facebook along with the photo below.
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"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 humanised assault. You didn't turn away. You took a stand. You said something.
Because you were right. I am someone's sister. We all are. And us kids should all stand up for each other.
The little blond chick in the hat on the 207 towards Acton. Please, let's all endeavour to 'say something', please share, and please help me find this awesome dude so I can buy him a pint!"
The post has been shared over 30,000 times. So far, Kaitlyn hasn't had any luck tracking down the man.