As pictures emerged showing terrified people fleeing from the terror attack in London, one has become a popular symbol of what many people see as everything that makes Britain great.
The image, which has been shared around the world on social media, shows a crowd of people running away from London Bridge as three men launched their horrific attack on Saturday night.
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But amid them, one man carries his pint – and appears to be carefully making sure he doesn’t spill any as he escapes from danger.
Some saw the man’s actions as a symbolic of the UK’s refusal to be beaten down by terrorists – despite the latest attack being the third in as many months.
— Howard Mannella (@hmannella) June 3, 2017
Brits at their finest. You can threaten our lives. You can terrorise our streets. We will take shelter, but we will never drop our pint. pic.twitter.com/qaNGxr5THk
— Charlie Cox (@charlcox6) June 3, 2017
Why ISIS will never win. Attack just taken place but fella on right refuses to spill his pint.
— Pearly Queen (@londonlass666) June 4, 2017
Others saw it as a more humorous reflection of the cost of a pint in the capital, seeing it as understandable that he wouldn’t want to waste a drop.
— Weller (@cals2204) June 3, 2017
— Andrew Brooks (@taxbod) June 4, 2017
And while some people saw the light-hearted approach to the man’s image as inappropriate, many praised him as an unlikely hero of a tragic night.
(Top picture: Twitter)