It's no doubt been an interesting year for the state of Alabama so far. Alabama's latest reason for making national headlines involves a minor who's become quite popular.

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Recently in Montgomery, a group of white people attacked a black security guard after he seemingly tried to get members of the group to move their boat. According to a post on Twitter, "the white guys had been told to move their pontoon so the city's riverboat could park."

Josh Moon Via Twitter
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The result was an all-out brawl after multiple people joined in the fight to help out the lone security guard.

 

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At some point during the brawl, there is a person seen in the video who is swimming across the river to assist.

 

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The person has been recently identified on social media as 16-year-old Aaren of Montgomery. Makina Lashae, identified as Aaren's publicist, made a post giving an update on Aaren since the incident where it's been revealed that the guard is Aaren's co-worker.

 

"In the face of adversity, Aaren selflessly came to the rescue of a fellow colleague, showcasing courage beyond his years," Lashea said in a statement.

"We are immensely proud of his actions and the values he exemplifies, standing as an inspiration to us all."

 

 

Lashea posted a comment under her post containing a statement from Aaren saying,

“I just want to say thank you to everyone who has been sending me money to help me get new boots. I promise I don’t need anymore than I already have. Thank you everyone for your support. The only thing I did was what I was taught to do.”

 

In a separate post, Lashea released a statement from Aaren's parents clarifying how supporters can send in their donations and gifts.

 

Social media has dubbed 16-year-old Aaren as "Black Aquaman" as the video has become widely spread on social media.

 

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