On Sunday an unidentified man was spotted fleeing the scene of the London Attacks while still holding on to his beer. Many hailed him as embodying the “Symbol Of London Spirit.”
Now, according to a Facebook post reported to be by a member of his family by the Liverpool ECHO, this man who has suddenly become a legend has apparently been identified.
A man who became an unlikely national hero after fleeing from the London terror attacks still clutching his pint is believed to be from Merseyside.
A photo circulated online shows the man, who the ECHO understands is Paul Armstrong from Maghull, running to safety while still holding onto his drink.
As for why Armstrong would still be holding on to his pint in the face of such terror? Many on Twitter have offered a pretty solid explanation.
And at London prices, you wouldn't want to spill it either.— Dastardly Danny (@dastardlydanny) June 4, 2017
It's London bridge ffs he's paid £5.50 for that pint— m i l l e r (@DrCMiller) June 4, 2017
If it was £4.90 a pint he'd have one in each hand lol— Norbert be thy name (@Insaniti_LFC) June 4, 2017
As for those who don’t find humor in Brits being proud of the photo?
I am proud too,even a small thing like saving a drink shows that these bastards aren't going to win.— Rachel Mcleod (@rachmischief) June 4, 2017
@Albilicueta true British style! This is what makes us great— Frumpy Caveman (@Markeyt1991) June 3, 2017
The people hating on this guy are blatantly NOT British. We find this a) funny and b) admirable.— Sgt.Big_Bubbles! (@Big_Bubbaloola) June 4, 2017
In other inspiring London news, a man named Richard Angell was also on the scene at a restaurant when the attacks took place. Here was his A+ response…
Speaking to BuzzFeed News at the police cordon on Borough High Street on Sunday morning, he said: “These people shouldn’t win. This is the best city in the world and Borough Market is one of my favourite bits of the best city in the world. I’m not going to let the barbaric acts of cowardly people minimise that.”
Angell, director of the left-leaning think tank Progress, said he would be returning to the restaurant once it reopens. “I’ve got to pay my bill. Also, we haven’t given the staff a tip and they looked out for us when they should have been helping themselves. It was lovely food and I want the rest of my main course.
“If they [the extremists] have a problem with me having a G&T with friends and flirting and being gay then I’m going to carry on doing it. If that’s so barbaric to these people then two fingers up to them.”
Two fingers up to them, indeed.
As originally posted by BroBible.