According to Australia’s 9 News, the young man is 29-year-old Scott Jones, of Perth, who has been living in Vancouver for about six months, and the woman is Alexandra Thomas, an environmental engineering graduate from the University of Guelph.
Jones’s mom had a hilarious quote about how she knew it was her son:
“I knew it was him because he doesn’t have a lot of clothes with him and he always puts on the same thing.
“I’d have to have my house flooded to get on the news, but he just has to kiss a beautiful girl,” she said.
Jones might want to get ready for the TV circuit next week after word of his heroism spreads around the web. Here’s what his dad told the Toronto Star:
“She had actually been injured,” Brett Jones told the Star Friday morning from his home in Perth, Australia. “She had been knocked down by a shield” from the riot police.
“He lay down next to her to comfort her. She was crying and he just kissed her to calm her down.”
What’s your guess, Today Show or Good Morning America? Letterman or Leno? There’s no Oprah to go on, so maybe he’ll be on Ellen Tuesday? [via Atlantic Wire]