Tom Holland comes to the aid of fan crushed in crowd of excited fans

Tom Holland comes to the aid of fan crushed in crowd of excited fans

The most important attribute a hero can have is that they help people in need, even if it means they have to take a risk.

It's true that we're living in an age of superheroes, when there have never been so many people in capes and spandex crowding the big screens of our cinemas and inspiring us with their heroic deeds.

But what's even better is when the actors who portray these heroes turn out to be every bit as good and brave as the characters they play.

If you want an example of this, then just take a gander at this video of Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, who was recently filmed protecting a fan from an unruly crowd of people mobbing him.

Check out this video of the large crowd: 

While Tom was out and about in New York City to promote the upcoming MCU movie Spider-Man: Far From Home, a young girl named Cass ended up being nearly trampled by over-excited fans and the paparazzi.

As fans demanded autographs and attention from the Marvel star, Cass was pushed up against barriers, which left her extremely anxious.

However, Tom defended her by yelling at nearby fans, saying: I’m literally going to throw your s**t on the ground if you keep pushing her." The young girl uploaded a video of the scene to social media, where it quickly went viral.

In the aftermath of the incident, Cass tweeted: "This was absolutely INSANE and should NEVER happen.... my neck was literally against the barricade with 30 grown men behind me pushing.... ridiculous how people act like you’re not only endangering fans safety but Tom's as well."

She added: "He calmed me down cause I was legitimately shaking and risked it all for me ... By risked it all I meant he literally reached through the crowd as the barricade was like tipping and snatched the posters ... like he risked HIS safety to help me. [sic]"

Check out the footage of Tom defending Cass below:

But Tom isn't just willing to help out fans in need, he also knows exactly what they want to see onscreen in the future. Lately, he's even been petitioning Marvel to create a Spiderverse live-action movie, which would see him team up with Andrew Garfield and Toby McGuire's versions of the superhero.