Attention Cumberb*tches! Our hero is at it again, but this time IRL.
Yesterday, Benedict Cumberbatch was riding in an Uber and saw a delivery guy on his bike getting mugged. According to his driver, Manuel Dias, “Benedict’s a superhero”. Dias goes on to call the actor, “courageous, brave and selfless” and said he believed the cyclist would have otherwise been seriously injured. Cumberbatch responded to reporters claiming that he isn’t a hero and saying, “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know.”
As if he wasn’t already adored, Twitter quickly showed their love and appreciation of the day’s hero.
When your favorite comes out in a tabloid but even then it’s for something good The man is an actual superhero
— thelostsmiles (@SmilingBenedict) June 1, 2018
Between this and equal pay for women in his films, he really just might be a superhero!!
— Joshua Ortega (@JoshuaOrtega88) June 2, 2018
Wooow very few cinema heroes are also Heroes in real life. . If there is ever a list I think Benedict will be on top.
— Hari (@hariverthan) June 2, 2018
I have loved @Cumberbitches for his art in his performance. Just brilliant! Now I love him more for his kindness, bravery & compassion!
— Ali Souz (@51Cancer) June 2, 2018
People can’t help but see his on-screen characters reflected in his actions.
Read out of context 20 years ago, this post appears that it came out of a superhero comic. Deliveroo, Uber, Cimberbatch.
— Solo Panik Homer (@sarcasticHalli) June 2, 2018
HE REALLY IS SHERLOCK! pic.twitter.com/NQWGdUMvtY
— Melissa (@Mshoneybeez99) June 2, 2018
Actual footage of the fight. pic.twitter.com/jLClW4iYbj
— ChillyWilly (@ChillyWilly1789) June 2, 2018
My boy leaped out that Uber like pic.twitter.com/FK1vaq00OS
— Operation-SCUTTLE (@TheSIM_BI_OAT) June 3, 2018
So does life reflect art or does art reflect life? Who knows, but I know which Superhero I’m calling on.