Remember that hero who saved the blind kid from a bully last month?
Well the kid who was getting bullied, Austin Higley, and the guy who saved him Cody Pines have now appeared on Dr Phil, giving an interview in which Austin thanked Cody for his actions, saying: “Honestly, I feel like you saved my life,” The Mirror reports.
The original clip, shot at Huntington Beach High School in California, went viral with more than 26 million people watching the bully get dealt a massive portion of karma.
Austin, 16, is seen getting punched by the bully, who is stopped in his tracks with one punch from 17-year-old Cody.
Cody told Dr Phil he hoped his intervention would make bullies reconsider their actions in the future, saying: “Think about what you’re doing whenever you’re bullying someone. That’s another person’s life. Could you imagine if someone else ruined your whole life by doing this?”
The Huntington Beach Union High School District is now investigating the incident, saying they are interviewing students and other witnesses. A spokesperson said:
Huntington Beach High School firmly believes that all students are afforded an opportunity to learn in a safe and secure environment. Because of this, safety is the highest priority.
Huntington Beach High School has a very strong anti-bullying code of conduct and will not condone this type of behavior from any student.
Lets hope more justice is served to the bully. Seriously, who picks on a blind kid?