These days this world seems to be an unsafe place so it’s no wonder people feel a bit scared when they need to get somewhere all by themselves during late hours of the night. To be honest, this is especially true for women who are considered easy target by thieves and rapists.
In case we ever face a situation where we are followed by strangers, we shouldn’t panic, but do our best to remain cool-headed and think of clever ways of getting ourselves out of trouble.
One quick-thinking woman was all by herself when she noticed three strange men were behind her, following her every step. She then saw a random person, got near him, hugged him as though she knew him, and whispered into his ear why she did that. The man named Dane Weeks walked the scared woman home.
He then tweeted of what happened and said he doesn’t usually take that route, but this time, he was distracted by his phone and took a different way. That unconscious decision led to saving a woman in need.
Weeks wrote, “What’s crazy, I rarely walk down this block. I normally take one way to the train but the way I took is when I walk my dog. I guess my distraction of me watching the debate led me down that path I rarely take to the train. So I guess I was meant to there at that particular moment.”
What’s most, the two became friends and shared phone numbers. Weeks offered to walk her home whenever she needs that. “We exchanged numbers, I told her my boyfriend and I would meet her at the train anytime if we’re home. The route she have to take home she has to walk under the train tracks, no other way, plus it’s dark. She said she would call again, I hope she do. I will call tomorrow to check in,” he added.
Weeks and the woman spoke after the encounter. She said she was very sorry for the inconvenience, but he assured her it was no big deal. Instead, he was very glad he found himself in the right place, at the right time.
The woman explained how the three strangers stared at her while she was on the train and got off it when she did. She entered a store hoping they would leave but they were waiting for her outside the store. The woman knew they were after her and hugging Weeks seemed like her way out of that scary situation.
“She saw me, and noticed I had a smile on my face looking at my phone and that’s when she knew I would welcome her. She apologized, she felt how shock I was at her untiming hug. I told her I thought it was a set up at first, she laughed because she said that’s New York mentality,” Weeks wrote.
Weeks even met her 5-year-old son and was glad she choose him to help her that night.
Knowing there are people like Weeks in this world, we feel more secure and our faith in humanity is restored.