Not all heroes wear capes -- although, this guy does for a living.
People are praising Benedict Cumberbatch as a real-life superhero after he saved a food delivery cyclist from a gang of men attacking him in London this week.
Cumberbatch, AKA Marvel's Doctor Strange, reportedly leapt out of an Uber after seeing the Delieveroo employee being attacked by four men. According to The Sun, the British actor -- also famous for playing Sherlock Holmes on BBC's "Sherlock" -- even got physical in the fight and told the men to "leave [the cyclist] alone," and the men fled the scene.
Even more interesting is that the incident went down right by Sherlock Holmes’ fictional home on London’s Baker Street.
"I did it out of, well, I had to, you know," a modest Cumberbatch said about the rescue, while Uber driver Manuel Dias gushed that the actor was a "superhero."
"Benedict was courageous, brave and selfless," Dias said. "If he hadn’t stepped in the cyclist could have been seriously injured. He asked the rider how he was and when he said, 'I'm OK' Benedict just hugged him...Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the co
Delieveroo confirmed the incident by tweeting their appreciation for Cumberbatch's good deed.
Thank you Benedict Cumberbatch for your brave actions. Deliveroo riders are heroes - their safety is our priority and any violence against them is totally unacceptable. So on behalf of everyone at deliveroo: thank you. pic.twitter.com/NGCkQB3z7J— Deliveroo (@Deliveroo) June 2, 2018
Similarly, fans were in awe of the actor's heroic act after watching his fictional heroism in "Avengers: Infinity War" earlier this spring.
When your favorite comes out in a tabloid but even then it’s for something good 😫 The man is an actual superhero 😎🤘🏼— thelostsmiles (@SmilingBenedict) June 1, 2018
Can you imagine you're away on your bicycle to deliver a Chinese takeaway to someone and four boyos attack you and hit you with a bottle and then you hear someone yell LEAVE HIM ALONE and you look up and Benedict Cumberbatch has come to your rescue?— Laura (@ThatBenedictFan) June 1, 2018
When you try to mug someone, but Benedict Cumberbatch is in the area.... pic.twitter.com/xzUYpm0JeH— Martine Beresford (@martikaskitchen) June 2, 2018
Cyclists: “Please don’t hurt me.” Muggers: “Who’s gonna save you? Doctor Strange?” Benedict Cumberbatch: pic.twitter.com/3mLmxICM87— Dr. Kirby (@DrKirby322) June 2, 2018
Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch saved a cyclist who was being attacked near Baker Street.— Born to drink tea ☕ (@TeaWithLemon57) June 2, 2018
-Give my bicycle back, we're near Baker Street!
-And who will help you? Sherlock Holmes?
-How did you know?#BenedictCumberbatch pic.twitter.com/EIBUjqh3TN