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A bartender has been branded a 'hero' after saving a woman from a 'creep' at a bar, having handed her a discrete note asking if she needed help.
A Twitter user called Trinity (@trinityallie) shared a photo of the bartender who had helped her during an uncomfortable encounter with a stranger, explaining that he'd handed her a messaged disguised as a receipt.
The woman, who is based in Florida, wrote: "This man was harassing me and my friend and the bartender passed this note to me acting like it was my receipt! Legit the type of bartender everyone needs."
In a later tweet, she clarified that she'd made the bartender pose for the photo after the guy had left, in order to show her 'appreciation'.
This man was harrassssing me and my friend and the bartender passed this note to me acting like it was my receipt ! Legit the type of bartender everyone needs pic.twitter.com/kGTGekNFgl
- trinity:crown::sparkles: (@trinityallie) June 14, 2021
The snap shows the bartender holding out a note attached to a mini clipboard. It reads: "If this guy is bothering you, put your pony tail on your other shoulder, and I will have him removed.
"He's giving ME the creeps."
Another update from @trinityallie explained more about what had happened when the bartender confronted the other bloke.
She wrote: "He ended up having to literally yell at the guy he said 'You need to get tf away from these girls who clearly are not interested' and the dude said 'That was a little aggressive' and he said 'Well ur aggressively hitting on them and you need to leave'."
According to The New York Post, the bartender in question is called Max Gutierrez, and works at a St. Petersburg bar called No Vacancy.
He even popped up in the Twitter thread, writing: "Hey that's me! Lol Fun update, the guy I kicked out Sunday night came back to the bar JUST NOW for a beer, told him I wouldn't serve him."
Max also divulged more about the incident over on Reddit, where the image was reposted with the caption: "Legit the type of bartender everyone needs."
He wrote: "It's something you just pick up from mentor bartenders. Eventually you become pretty good at reading people, body language etc.
"This guy was giving off very weird vibes for quite a while, kept an eye on him, try to give him a chance, try to let the girls tell him no and leave it at that, but he didn't take no for an answer and kept pestering them so eventually I kind of yelled at him and made him leave lol.
"I honestly don't like yelling at customers or embarrassing people, but I find it's one of the best ways to handle creeps. Calling them out in front of people is usually enough to get them to turn tail and walk away. I just don't need my guests feeling uncomfortable."
Responding to the story on social media, where it soon went viral, many people praised the bartender's quick-thinking.
One joked: "Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear Hawaiian shirts."
Another person wrote: "This guy is amazing. He is the example of caring for strangers because very simply it's the right thing to do! Restores my faith in humans! Good for you for making a big deal out of his wonderful actions."
A third commented: "He's a guardian angel. We need more people like that in the world. Glad you and your friend are safe."