A woman who was rescued from the attentions of a creep at a bar has been reunited with the bartender whose now-viral note showed he was looking out for her.
Trinity Allie was at a bar in Florida when barman Max Gutierrez spotted she was having trouble with a man who appeared to be pestering her.
Quick-thinking Max decided to take action, and handed her a note telling her he had his eye on what was going on, suggesting a subtle signal Trinity could send if she wanted him to intervene.
Reunited w/ max the bartender @ the scene of the crime :joy::movie_camera::camera_with_flash: pic.twitter.com/hFFT9zbp6B
- trinity:crown::sparkles: (@trinityallie) June 22, 2021
Now she's been able to thank him again, and shared a photo of their reunion in the process.
Posting on Instagram, she wrote: "Reunited w/ the legend himself #maxthebartender back @ the scene of the crime."
The reunion, which was filmed by WFLA, saw Max embrace Trinity and lift her up, while he told her: "So good to see you!"
They met at the bar where the incident took place, No Vacancy. Allie told the news outlet that he was her hero for the way he behaved - discreetly pretending to hand her a bar tab, so she could give him a signal about the person bothering her.
The photo quickly went viral, which showed Max handing her a note that read: "If this guy is bothering you, put your ponytail on your other shoulder, and I will have him removed. He's giving me the creeps."
Speaking about what happened, Trinity said: "No bartender has ever stepped in for me and that's why I thought it was so great and everyone should hear about it."
She added: "Everyone is like, we need more bartenders like this."
Omg Max the bartender saw it on Reddit and commented on the situation ! Love him pic.twitter.com/kv9j45HSol
- trinity:crown::sparkles: (@trinityallie) June 17, 2021
Trinity thinks things could have ended badly, saying: "You never know what could have happened... Say he didn't step in and this guy followed me and my friend out when we left."
Max was amazed at how his kind act quickly spread around the world, saying he's received messages from all over the globe from well-wishers and thankful social media users, who have had their faith in humanity restored.
Speaking to the news outlet, he said: "I see all the 'hero bartender' [messages] - I'm not a hero.
"I was just doing my job."
His boss at No Vacancy, owner Stephen Schrutt, said he wanted other bar staff to 'take a page out of Max's book'.
He added: "This is what it's about - you're not just selling food and drinks, you're making sure people are safe."
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