Saleem herself said that a stranger once intervened in a similar situation by telling her that her friend was waiting for her.
Sometimes all it takes is a simple interruption to get the aggressors to leave women alone.
This woman shared her story of a heroic bus driver:
Rather than letting her wait outside by herself at 3 a.m., he stood outside too, all while explaining that he was just standing there so she wouldn’t be bothered by anyone else.
This guy truly went above and beyond.
This woman shared a story of a rescue truck driver bringing his girlfriend along to pick her up:
“I thought you’d be happier if there was another woman with us for the drive back,” he said.
All it takes is thinking about how other people might feel in a situation and doing your best to alleviate and discomfort.
This guy's sister had the right idea:
It’s obviously pretty bonkers that his sister had to teach him how to step up for women who are being preyed upon, but it’s great that there are men willing to learn the lesson anyway.
So take note! Next time you see someone in a situation that is clearly uncomfortable, remember these tips to try and help them escape.
It's the right thing to do. In this case, it ended up with a "happily ever after":
The more women who band together against creepy dudes, the better.
And if you’re a guy, obviously, don’t be creepy.
It’s as easy as that.