Police is Northern Ireland are hailing a young boy as a hero after he saved a teenager from being abducted. Check out their Facebook post below:
“Folks, this is Tiernan McCready. This is what a hero looks like.”
Last week in the Bogside, he saw three males grab an 18-year-old girl and try to get her in their van.
Most ADULTS would be paralyzed in shock, confusion or fear and fail to act till it was too late. Tiernan reacted instantly and shouted at the males and led the girl away to safety. He then told his mum who rang Police.
Let that sink in.
This could have been the start of a potentially serious and harrowing crime. That girl could have been my child, my sister, your child, your family member.
The post went on to explain that Tiernan has been recognized for his bravery and quick-thinking with a badge of honor, but “this doesn’t go anywhere near to paying off the debt our community owes this boy.”
Our youngers often get a bad rep but remember the vast majority are brave and big hearted just like Tiernan.
Way to go, Tiernan! And thank you to the officers who took the time to recognize this young man’s good deed.