What would your first instinct be if you were caught in the middle of a dangerous situation?
We all hope we’d be the ones to fling ourselves thoughtlessly in front of that onrushing car, or to rush headlong into the chaotic situation when a bomb goes off, but we’ll never know for sure until it actually happens.
But, luckily for us all, the London Bridge attacks showed that there are plenty of people around who would do exactly that and, in a weird way, a tragic event such as this can showcase some of the very best aspects of humanity: be that bravery, kindness, or simply a commitment to never letting terrorism come between you and that beer you were enjoying.
Here are the best of the best.
“This beer cost me six quid, and I am going to drink all of it”
Forget an Uber price-hike, this is where it’s at
Going back to the restaurant you had to flee to pay your bill
“If me having a gin and tonic with my friends, flirting with handsome men and hanging out with beautiful women is what offends these people so much I’m going to do it more, not less”
This brave journalist who didn’t think twice
The incredible stories of bravery from the emergency services, who were on the scene within minutes
A British Transport Police officer stabbed during the London terror incident took on the knifemen “armed only with his baton”.
BTP chief constable Paul Crowther, who visited the officer in hospital where he is in a stable condition after suffering face, head and leg injuries, said he showed "enormous courage in the face of danger".
"For an officer who only joined us less than two years ago, the bravery he showed was outstanding and makes me extremely proud.”