When this brave soldier witnessed a dramatic hostage situation happening right in front of him, he didn’t hesitate to jump straight into action.
Unfortunately for this guy, all was not as it seemed!
The man, thought to be a Russian soldier, had accidentally wandered into the middle of a movie set. Oops!
Not spotting the cameramen and crew, he saw an attacker holding a gun to a woman’s head and sprinted across to disarm and tackle the man to the floor, not realising he was actually an actor.
As the man tried to keep the apparent attacker pinned to the ground so the supposed kidnapping victim could escape, the other members of the crew rushed over to help the bewildered actor and defuse the situation.
The video was being shot by Russian students as part of their dissertation project. They opted not to include the improvised cameo from the soldier, which seems like a bit of a missed opportunity, to be honest.
Although the actor didn’t take too kindly to the interruption (he can be seen storming off in a huff after being helped to his feet), a lot of social media users were quick to point out the courage of the soldier.
Sure, he probably felt pretty foolish after the crew explained the situation to him but, still, it doesn’t take anything away from the bravery of his actions. He didn’t know it was all an act, after all!