Hero Student Who Stopped Bully Gets Thanked On 'Dr. Phil' By Blind Victim

Janice Malcolm

A California high school student has recently been hailed a hero after a video of him jumping in to stop a bully from hurting his friend went viral. Cody Pines is a 17-year-old who said he weighed the situation carefully before punching the bully who was beating up a fellow student, 16-year-old, legally blind Austin Higley. The young hero has since received a lot of attention,and his friend got to thank him on national television, by way of Dr. Phil, saying that he "saved his life."

"You trying to jump a f***ing blind kid, bro? What the f*** is your problem?... I swear to God if you f*** with this kid again, I will f*** you up!"

The bully, Noah, actually tweeted since the attack that Austin had started the fight.

"I never knew the kid was blind he came up to me and tried to fight me so I fought him. Now have 8 stitches in me ear I hope everyone is happy."

"I saw the kid getting into Austin's face and stuff. I didn't even notice it was Austin until I got closer and whenever I noticed it was Austin, that's when I went to go help him. I just ran up there and I just swung my arm. I was only trying to hit him once, I was just trying to get him off of him."
"Honestly, I feel like you saved my life."

Cody Pines is a teen full of hope and consideration, and he stated that he hopes his actions make other bullies think twice before harassing or assaulting anyone. The teen hero had also stated what an awesome person Austin Higley is and that he hopes everyone shows him love.

The Dr. Phil episode will air on Wednesday.

[Photo Courtesy of Screencap of YouTube Clip]