17 year-old Cody Pines has been praised after a video of him defending his blind friend went viral. 16 year-old Austin Higley, who is legally blind, was attacked by a fellow student at Huntington Beach High School in California. Pines stepped in and punched the bully, knocking him to the ground.
He then told him “I swear to God, if you f**k with this kid again, I will f**k you up.” Pines has known Higley since elementary school, and the two boys appeared on Dr. Phil, discussing the event. Higley told Pines, “honestly, I feel like you saved my life.”