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Woman asks internet to help her identify man who defended her when she was groped

Kaitlyn Regehr was travelling on a London bus when the incident occurred.

kaitlyn1 Kaitlyn Regehr Source: Kaitlyn Regehr/Facebook

A WOMAN HAS taken to the internet to try and thank a man who defended her on public transport when another man behaved inappropriately towards her.

30-year-old Canadian Kaitlyn Regehr was travelling on a London bus when the incident, reportedly involving the other man feeling her bottom, occurred.

She describes her defender as ‘tall and dapper with a beard’.

The man apparently called Kaitlyn’s would-be assailant out on his behaviour and suggested that the other man think about the women in his life, his mother or sister.

She is now using the power of social media to try and track down the bearded man in question so she can “buy him a pint”.

“I thank you not just because you stood up for me, or because you made me feel safe, but because on your transit home – in this big, potentially anonymous city – you humanised assault. You didn’t turn away. You took a stand. You said something,” says Kaitlyn in her Facebook and Twitter posts, which accompany a photo of her holding up a sign saying “thank you”.

Her Facebook post has now gone viral, with 38,000 likes garnered at present.

fb Source: Kaitlyn Regehr/Facebook

Well done that man.

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