London yet again witnessed another terror attack on Friday when a homemade bomb exploded during the morning rush hour on a packed underground train. The explosion left over 20 people with severe burn injuries. Witnesses described seeing a “wall of fire” as the bomb — hidden in a plastic bucket inside a supermarket freezer bag went off about 8:20 am, while the train was at the Parsons Green station in southwest London. British police are now on a massive manhunt to track down the suspect.
And as soon as the news of the explosion spread, Twitter was flooded with messages, condemning the heinous act. Netizens started praying for the country that has seen five attacks this year and urged everyone to stand in unity. Emergency service staff were working round the clock to help the victims of that attack and one man decided to help them in some way. An Italian restaurant chef called Pagliaccio offered free pizza and water bottles to the rescue team. He was later identified as Teodoro by some users.
— Andrew Carrier (@AndrewCarrier) September 15, 2017
— Hugh Coyne (@HughCoyne) September 15, 2017
— Sara Spary (@saramayspary) September 15, 2017
— Paul McNamara (@PGMcNamara) September 15, 2017
— David Atkins 🇬🇧 (@DavidAtkins42) September 15, 2017
— Deborah Lewis (@DeborahInComms) September 15, 2017
— Shona Duthie (@ShonaDuthie4) September 15, 2017
To the man that pulled me out of the pile of people on the stairs during the stampede at Parsons Green – thank you. Thank you so much.
— Katherine Manson (@KatherineManson) September 15, 2017
Was on #parsonsgreen train when mass of people came rushing at us after ‘explosion’ on rear carriage. Surreal moment. Adrenaline pumping.
— G@rth (@garthserg) September 15, 2017
Soon his images and videos started doing the rounds on the microblogging site and people couldn’t stop praising him for his kind gesture. Teo made 200 pizzas and handed them out to the police, ambulance, firefighters and other officials dealing with the incident. But he was not alone, there were many more unsung heroes. While one user thanked an unknown stranger to save from the stampede, others outside the underground station served tea to help panicked commuter.