She had a (bar)tender reunion with her hero.
The Florida lady saved from a lecherous creep by a quick-thinking bartender who handed her a note disguised as a receipt reunited with her now-viral white knight — and gave him an enormous hug.
“Reunited w/ the legend himself #maxthebartender again @ the scene of the crime 😂🎥📸,” Trinity Allie wrote alongside a photograph of her cuddling drink-slinger Max Gutierrez for an Instagram photograph.
“So good to see you!” Gutierrez advised her as he embraced her and lifted her up when she arrived for the get-together on the St. Petersburg bar he works at, “No Emptiness.”
Allie advised WFLA — which filmed the reunion — that Gutierrez was her hero for the way in which he pretended to slide her a bar tab when she was unable to shake an undesirable creep.
As an alternative of a receipt, he handed a note saying, “If this man is bothering you, put your ponytail in your different shoulder, and I’ll have him eliminated. He’s giving me the creeps.”
“No bartender has ever stepped in for me and that’s why I assumed it was so nice and everybody ought to hear about it,” Allie stated of posting the picture of Gutierrez and his note earlier this month.
“Everyone seems to be like, we want extra bartenders like this,” she stated of her story going viral.
“You by no means know what may have occurred … Say he didn’t step in and this man adopted me and my buddy out once we left,” she stated.
Gutierrez, in the meantime, stated he was surprised at how his quick-thinking discovered him infamy internationally, with messages from Brazil, the Netherlands and the UK.
“I see all of the ‘hero bartender’ [messages] — I’m not a hero,” Gutierrez insisted to WFLA. “I used to be simply doing my job.”
His boss, “No Emptiness” proprietor Stephen Schrutt, advised the outlet that he hoped different bar workers will now “take a web page out of Max’s e book.”
“That is what it’s about — you’re not simply promoting meals and drinks, you’re ensuring individuals are protected,” he stated.