This is a story I haven’t told many people but I feel I need to get it out there now. My wife and I go to a beer fest in St Austell called “Celtic Beer Fest” at St Austell Brewery. We went for about 2 years, and the third year we decided to bring my mother-in-law.
We all had a great time, and the live bands were awesome. I remember playing a random game of rock, paper, scissors in the toilets while waiting, and I used the 🤟 hand for rock. Everyone, including myself was confused but we had a great laugh about it. It was pretty hilarious.
After lots of beers, and enjoying the music, we decided to head home. We took the train there so we headed back to the station. While waiting, we were talking to each other, and I noticed this drunk elderly guy. He was walking toward the edge of the platform and went to turn around. As he turned around, he lost his balance and fell backward onto the tracks.
We all saw, and tried to get him to move toward the platform. However, he was in shock and complete disarray. He was sat there for a good five minutes just looking around and not doing anything.
This is when I decided to take action!
I looked both ways to make sure there were no trains coming. The adrenaline and booze rushing through my veins! I jump down and help him get back up onto his feet. Then, I help him toward the platform and push him back up. The surrounding people help to pull him up, and once he got back up on the platform, they helped to get me back up.
I felt like a real-world superhero, and to this day, I still do. Batman is my true hero because he has no super powers and save people. At the time, I was wearing a batman hoody, and I really felt my inner Batman come out.
After the incident, I had to give a statement alongside my mother-in-law and wife. We were all in shock and surprise but the train came shortly after and the night was over. A part of me was hoping it would be in the local newspaper or on the internet somewhere but unfortunately, it wasn’t. C’est la vie.