It’s always nice to see celebrities show their kindness and humanity — especially celebrities who play the biggest and most celebrated superheroes.
Tom Holland, who plays the namesake starring role in Spider-Man: Far From Home, recently paid a visit to New York City to promote the latest film in the Marvel franchise.
Before he walked into the Ed Sullivan Theater for his interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the 23-year-old actor was met with a swarm of eager “autograph hounds.”
Cassidy Ariel, a 20-year-old college student, was hoping to snag Tom’s signature. Instead, she found herself being slammed up against the barricades amid the chaos.
Within seconds, Cassidy says she was on the brink of a full-blown panic attack. “They were pushing up against me, shoving me, putting posters over our head … whatever they had,” she told Inside Edition.
Tom was just a couple steps away from Cassidy when he noticed her being crushed by her fellow fans who were desperate for his attention … and he wasn’t having any of it.
In a now-viral video posted to Twitter, Tom faces the throngs of aggressive autograph hounds with a forceful threat. “I’m gonna throw all your [expletive] on the floor if you keep pushing that girl,” he warned them.
But when the group reportedly kept pushing Cassidy against the barricade, Spider-Man himself made good on his promise.
Now he’s being hailed a hero off-screen, too.
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