In a lifesaving incident, a Twitch streamer unknowingly helped a woman who was being followed by a stranger in Japan. Rob Dee, an Australian streamer, was live-streaming outside a kebab shop in Tokyo when he noticed a woman and a man strolling together. It was only when the woman started walking towards him did he realise that she was in trouble.
The woman reportedly introduced Dee to the stranger as her friend, following which the latter played along and introduced himself as the “IT guy” from Tokyo. Later, while talking to international media, he explained the whole situation. He said that he was streaming in Tokyo, describing his equipment to his followers when he “noticed” a girl and a boy and thought them to be a couple. He added that suddenly she started walking towards him. He said that initially, he found the situation as “strange” but decided to play along as since she looked troubled.
Gradually, he said he realised that the woman was looking for an escape. After the stranger left, the woman revealed that she was a tourist and felt endangered before thanking Dee for his kindness and wit. The video which was later shared on Twitter went viral raking up 6.1 million views and 76 thousand likes in a few days.
Une fille se fait suivre et harcelé par un homme dans la rue,— Out Of Context Twitch (@TwitchOOC) February 12, 2020
elle remarque ce streameur et décide de faire croire que c'est son ami.
Les filles qui se font suivre dans la rue faites la même chose en espérant tomber sur quelqu'un autant réceptif pic.twitter.com/a46xNZjnOt
Netizens were quick to laud Dee for helping out. Many narrated their own experiences, many in other languages, when they were stuck in similar situations. Read everything here:
moi une fois un gars en scooter me lâchait pas, j’ai demandé de l’aide à un homme d’un certain âge et il s’est fait passé pour mon papy du coup, et après il m’a raccompagné jusque chez moi 🥺— laulau🥳 (@Laugarithme) February 12, 2020
Le harceleur il a cru c'etait son mec, il marche colle à elle,il lui a même pas laisser 50 cm d'espace personnel , c'est un malade— Moha Mentality (@MOHA__M) February 12, 2020
Un jour je me suis faite agressée, et c’est quelqu’un qui est venu vers moi se faisant passer pour mon amis, sans son intervention je sais pas ce qu’il se serait passé... ayez ce reflex svp— 𝑴𝒚𝒅𝒊𝒆.🇪🇸 (@MydieChn) February 12, 2020