While on a Phoenix, Arizona, light rail car four years ago, a man since dubbed the “Light Rail Avenger” saw two thugs begin pounding another man.
Without a moment to lose, the modern samurai then pulled out his katana and quickly positioned himself between the thugs and their victim.
Rather than execute any potentially deadly martial-arts moves, however, the man simply stood in the thugs’ way like an unbreakable statue, thus putting an abrupt end to their shenanigans, according to the New York Daily News.
Watch, and keep your eyes peeled around the 30-second mark, when our vigilante warrior makes his presence known: (Warning: Rough language ahead)
“As soon as that guy pulled out the sword, everybody was like,’Whoa,'” the guy who recorded the video, Juan Vargas, told The Huffington Post.
He added, “It got really quiet and everybody was like, ‘OK … I guess, don’t do nothing to get him mad or don’t upset him.’”
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The hero himself, who identified himself only as Kairo, spoke with reporters and explained why in the world he had a katana with him in the first place.
“I had a surprisingly strong affinity for sharp objects, particularly kitchen knives,” he told a television news reporter. That affinity eventually grew into a lifelong obsession with katanas, apparently.
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Though our modern samurai seemed a bit odd, the people on the rail car with him that eventful day very much appreciated his presence. Knives in the hands of a bad guy are bad, a knife in the hands of a good guy can be invaluable.
“There’s no accidents, and he was totally there for a reason,” one of them remarked. “And I feel like, hey, you know, dude, wherever you are, rock on!”
Rock on, indeed. People should be judged by how they treat others, not by whether or not they happen to be a bit strange. And the way this guy put himself on the line to protect a fellow man suggests that he is without a doubt a good man … as well as a hero.
H/T The Right Scoop
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