A fundraising campaign for a heroic Deliveroo driver, who thwarted a knife attack in Dublin, has amassed nearly £300,000, urging supporters to buy the courageous Brazilian a pint.
Caio Benicio, 43, received praise for stopping an assault on three children in Dublin by leaping off his bike and striking the attacker with his helmet.
The father-of-two, who moved to Ireland from Rio de Janeiro a year ago, explained to The Daily Mail that he “acted by instinct” upon encountering what seemed like a “normal fight” near Parnell Square.
Mr Benicio recounted how the assailant fell to the ground, and others assisted in keeping him subdued. Reflecting on the incident, the hero driver stated, “I didn’t have time to be afraid. I have two kids myself, and I didn’t have time to be afraid, I just acted.”
Organiser Paul Darcy established the GoFundMe page, stating, “The man’s a hero, and the least we can do is buy him a pint, so I’m asking you to donate the price of a pint of Guinness in your local so that he knows the people of Dublin appreciate him.”
Donors expressed sentiments such as, “The world needs more people like you that naturally do the right thing.” Another added, “Your bravery stopped a terrible attack on innocent lives. The people of Dublin and Ireland can’t thank you enough for intervening. Wishing you and your family a happy life and all the very best for the future.”