London tube bombing: Italian restaurant chef offers pizza, water bottles to rescue team

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.

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.

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