Published On: Tue, Oct 3rd, 2017

Man Who Raised Middle Finger To Las Vegas Gunman Honored As ‘Symbol Of American Spirit’

Man Who Raised Middle Finger To Las Vegas Gunman Honored As 'Symbol Of American Spirit'

Las Vegas concertgoers may have been helpless during a shooting that claimed at least 58 lives, but at least one man chose to stand up to the gunman in the only way he could — by raising the middle finger in defiance at the man firing at them from the 32nd floor of a hotel.

Now, the viral video of that act is being hailed as a “symbol of American spirit” in the face of an otherwise impossible situation.

Sunday’s shooting during the Route 91 Harvest festival left 58 dead and nearly 500 injured after gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowds using an automatic rifle. Several videos have emerged of the chaos and bloodshed as crowds frantically dived for cover and tried to run for safety, but one viral video of a concertgoer’s act of defiance has also gone viral.

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Man Who Raised Middle Finger To Las Vegas Gunman Honored As ‘Symbol Of American Spirit’