Many memes have been born from the war in Ukraine, but one in particular has highlighted an unassuming hero.
A Ukrainian civilian who haphazardly removed a mine with stoicism in the opening days of the invasion has since begun making rounds on Reddit.
The man was filmed carrying what appears to be an anti-vehicle mine, which requires a significant amount of weight to set off.
In the 38-second clip, the man puffs on his cigarette while transporting the device from the road to a nearby forest.
A Ukrainian in Berdyansk spotted a mine on the road and didn't wait around for a bomb disposal unit – at great risk to life and limb, he removed the mine, clearing the way for the Ukrainian military. pic.twitter.com/iC9ZTrixlC— The New Voice of Ukraine (@NewVoiceUkraine) February 27, 2022
In response, one person decided to make a meme showing Marvel and DC superheroes bowing to the man in a hospital corridor, a play on the dramatized praise given to healthcare workers during the pandemic.
“Returning the forbidden tuna can back to Moscow,” one user wrote, referencing a gamer-originated nickname for the type of mine that was removed.
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