Tom Holland, known best for playing Spider-Man in the most recent iteration of the franchise, proved himself to be a real-life superhero when he helped a fan who was being crushed during the promotional tour for Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The Marvel actor greeted fans outside a television studio in New York City on Monday, but stopped signing autographs when a young woman told the star that she was being crushed.
In a clip shared by the young woman, Holland warned the adult autograph collectors and photographers: “I will throw your shit on the floor if you keep pushing that girl. Can you back up?”
When she told Holland she was “literally having a panic attack,” the 23-year-old star assured her, “it’s ok, I got you, I got you.”
Alongside videos of the exchange, the fan tweeted: “This was absolutely INSANE and should NEVER happen… my neck was literally against the barricade with 30 grown men behind me pushing…”
She claimed that most of the crowd pushing behind her were “6ft tall grown men”, although some fans at the front were not actually that tall. She added later that Holland calmed her down.
Other fans joined in with the thread, saying they were “trampled” by the celebrity hunters and “spent over an hour crying” because the pushing was so intense.
Since sharing the footage, the tweet has garnered a lot of attention. Fans praised the actor on social media, calling him a real life superhero and the best embodiment of his character.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is in theatres on July 2, 2019.