They say fortune favors the bold. Pretty concise and self-explanatory, the saying simply means that bravery is often rewarded. Take this old man’s heroic and brave act, for instance, which saved his and his friend’s life.
In a now viral video, a Facebook page called “Sharing is Caring” showed just how an 83-year-old man managed to stop an entire burglary from happening. His choice of weapon? Bare hands and a whole lot of courage.
According to the video, a great-grandfather named Denis O’Connor was visiting his bookmaker when a group of armed men stormed into the establishment. The manager of the place, Tim Murphy, was working at the time of the incident. Two of the men were holding hammers as weapons, while another one appeared to be holding a firearm.
The man carrying a firearm pointed it at Denis, while the other two with hammers jumped over the counter to try and open the safe guarded by Tim.
Such a harrowing incident could easily render anyone frozen, but not Denis. As soon as the old man saw that Tim’s life was at risk, he sprang into action to rescue the manager. Ignoring the robbers, Denis managed to tackle and overpower one of them, driving them away from Tim.
The entire time, Denis was shouting, “
Ye are cowards. Ye are total cowards!”
The old man’s heroic act emboldened Tim to do the same and fight, and he, too, managed to overpower one of the armed men.
Denis, however, was far from done. He took one of the chairs and used it to strike one of the robbers, driving the latter out of the shop. In only a matter of minutes, Denis and Tim were able to stop what could have been a violent burglary.
As it turns out, Denis and Tim have been friends for a very long time. According to Tim, it was the 83-year-old-man’s friendship with him that was behind Denis’s brave actions.
“He is a lovely man. I know him well,” Tim shared. “I was just being threatened by the two fellas with the hammers. Denis tackled one of them and I thought, ‘I will have to tackle this fella as well.’ He wasn’t looking after the bookies, he was looking after me,” the manager added.
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For his part, Denis O’Connor only had one thing to say: “You can either run or stand your ground in these situations, and I’m glad I stood my ground.”
Way to go, Denis!