This incident actually happened to Julio Diaz in 2008. It was reported at that time on the StoryCorps program on NPR. Recently StoryCorp teamed with Upworthy and turned Julio’s story into an animated video for the #WhoWeAre series. The moral of Julio’s story sounds very familiar, treat others as you would like to be treated.
This story was published on HuffPost, Man’s Unexpected Reaction To Teen Who Held Him Up At Knifepoint Retold In Powerful Video.