An immigrant Bangladeshi flower seller has saved an Italian woman from a gang rape attempt at the hands of 25 drunk miscreants in the city of Florence, Italy.
Photographer Gaia Guarnotta, 25, who was accosted by the group of men at around 11:30pm on Wednesday, posted about 58-year-old flower seller Hossein Alamgir’s selfless heroism, reports the Daily Mail.
In the post, she wrote: “I was walking alone on the street at 23.30. I like to walk, I love Florence and I love the night. Then the nightmare begins.”
Guarnotta said a large group of men approached her at the time and first attempted to convince her to have sex with them by using profanity and saying such things as “Come on with us, let’s have fun, 25 against one, you will have a good night.”
When Guarnotta refused their advances and attempted to flee, the men grabbed her by the arm and attempted to drag her to an unknown location, going so far as removing her glasses.
Hearing the commotion, rose seller Hossein came to her rescue and chased the miscreants away.
Not stopping there, Hossein also gave her a towel to clean up and a rose as a present.
“Thank you to this world for there are people like Hossein, who help without wanting anything in return. This is a face I will never forget,” Guarnotta wrote.