A bartender in St. Petersburg, Florida has become a legend for his heroic actions in protecting two girls from harassment using a clever tactic.
Twitter user Trinity Allie shared her experience of the "hero" bartender Max Gutierrez, who served her and her friend during a night of drinks, and effortlessly thwarted a "creep".
In her post, Trinity shared a photo of Max, who was wearing a bright yellow Hawaiian shirt, and praised his subtle yet effective approach in protecting them from harassment. Max's actions have earned him widespread admiration and recognition in the community.
"This man was harassing me and my friend and the bartender passed this note to me acting like it was my receipt!" raved Trinity.
"Legit the type of bartender everyone needs."
The photo of Max shows him extending a mini clipboard, the type typically used to hold receipts, to Trinity. On the piece of paper attached to it, there is a message that reads:
"If this guy is bothering you, put your pony tail on your other shoulder, and I will have him removed. He's giving ME the CREEPS."
"I made him pose for this after the guy left lol just to show my appreciation," Trinity later expressed.
Max found himself in a situation where he had to raise his voice at the individual, firmly stating, "You need to get tf away from these girls who clearly are not interested."
"That was a little aggressive," the man responded but Max maintained his composure and said, "Well [you're] aggressively hitting on them and you need to leave."
As of the current writing, Trinity's story has rapidly gained viral status, amassing over 200,000 likes and counting.
Unsurprisingly, Max the bartender, the legendary hero of the story, eventually stumbled upon Trinity's tweet.
"Hey that's me! Lol," he commented
"Fun update, the guy I kicked out Sunday night came back to the bar JUST NOW for a beer, told him I wouldn't serve him."
After Trinity's story gained immense popularity and was even featured on a forum website, Max took to Reddit to share further details about the encounter. Modestly, Max explained:
"It's something you just pick up from mentor bartenders. Eventually, you become pretty good at reading people, body language, etc."
"This guy was giving off very weird vibes for quite a while, kept an eye on him, try to give him a chance, try to let the girls tell him no and leave it at that, but he didn't take no for an answer and kept pestering them so eventually I kind of yelled at him and made him leave lol."
Max elaborated, stating,
"I honestly don't like yelling at customers or embarrassing people, but I find it's one of the best ways to handle creeps."
"Calling them out in front of people is usually enough to get them to turn tail and walk away."
"I just don't need my guests feeling uncomfortable."
Truly, Max's actions are a prime example of exceptional conduct.