Latest News
Headlines

Hero Honored For Stopping Teens' Fight in the Street, Making Them Shake Hands

Playing Hero Honored For Stopping Teens' Fight in the Street, Making Them Shake Hands

A passerby who intervened in a fight between two teens has been honored for going the extra mile.

Ibn Ali Miller, 26, was filmed approaching a group of youngsters in New Jersey and encouraging the two boys to talk through their problems, rather than raising their fists.

Read: Woman, 29, Gifts New Home to Grandparents Who Never Had Electricity or Running Water

“Why y’all fighting in the middle of the street?” he asked them. He refused to leave until the pair agreed to shake hands.

The video was shared to Facebook, where it was viewed more than 33 million times, and Miller was hailed a hero for stepping in and helping to resolve the situation.

Even basketball superstar LeBron James commended him, writing on Twitter: “Salute the homie who stepped in and spoke real to our young generation.”

On Thursday, Miller was honored by the City Council in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The two teenagers were also in attendance.

He used his moment in the spotlight to thank the person who was most important to him: His mother. 

Read: Jail Hosts Daddy-Daughter Dance for Incarcerated Fathers

"People get 15 minutes of fame a lot, and I would like to use every second of the 15 minutes to send gratitude to my mother," he said. She stood beside him and gently wiped away his tears.

The teenagers also thanked Miller for stepping in.

"A couple days ago, I was thinking it was cool to fight in front of my friends," one said. "But it really doesn't mean nothing at all, so I want to say thank you again."

Watch: Good Samaritans Rush to Save Elderly Woman Just Inches From Train

Share Share on Facebook Tweet Share on Twitter
Receive Breaking News

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Your e-mail was submitted successfully.
Sorry, your email address was not processed. Please try again.
Around the Web
Comments