This boy’s actions are so inspiring and awesome.
A blind California teen has publicly thanked the “hero” high school student who jumped in and stopped a bully from beating him up.
The video of Austin Higley, 16, being rescued by Cody Pines, 17, at Huntington Beach High School quickly went viral and has now been watched more than 26 million times.
Higley, who is visually impaired and registered blind, has known Pines since elementary school.
He was able to tell his friend how grateful he was during an interview with Dr. Phil. “Honestly, I feel like you saved my life,” Higley told Pines, before the two boys embraced.
The footage of the incident shows a boy apparently aiming punches at Higley’s head. Pines quickly runs to his friend’s rescue and knocks his alleged attacker to the ground with a single punch. He also asks him why he was “hitting a blind kid.”
The 30-second video ends with a warning to the bully, “I swear to God, if you f*** with this kid again, I will f*** you up.”
Below watch the sweet moment that the boy who was bullied thanks his friend.