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Benedict Cumberbatch Wins Cybersmiler Of The Month Award For June

As soon as Benedict realized that the Deliveroo driver was being attacked, he tapped into his inner superpower, jumped out of his Uber and rushed to rescue the victim. We think he deserves recognition AND an award for his actions!

Following in the footsteps of previous winners such as Christina Aguilera, Austin Perine AKA ‘President Austin’ and wrestling icon Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, this month we are excited to announce British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the winner of the much coveted Cybersmiler of the Month Award.

The actor was recently travelling in London when he noticed a pedestrian in distress and didn’t even think twice about jumping out of his Uber and coming to the aid of someone in a truly heroic manner!

Benedict was being escorted around London by Uber driver Manuel Dias when he noticed a Deliveroo delivery driver, who was cycling at the time, being mobbed by four young men. The four perpetrators broke a bottle over the head of the cyclist and proceeded to attack him.

Once Benedict realized the seriousness of the the situation unfolding before his eyes, he jumped out of his Uber and ran straight towards the incident shouting “Leave him alone” before getting amongst the fray and physically pulling the young men off the victim. Manuel, the Uber driver also ran to help Benedict break up the fight.

“I had hold of one lad and Benedict another. He seemed to know exactly what he was doing. He was very brave. He did most of it, to be honest.”

Manuel Dias, Uber driver

After breaking up the attack, Cumberbatch made sure the cyclist was okay before proceeding to give the young man a hug. The incident ironically took place near Baker Street, London in which the Sherlock show which stars Benedict takes place.

Later in the day, Deliveroo posted a warm, heartfelt message on Twitter dedicated to the actor:

“Thank you Benedict Cumberbatch for your brave actions. Deliveroo riders are heroes – their safety is our priority and any violence against them is totally unacceptable. So on behalf of everyone at Deliveroo – thank you.”


We think that Benedict Cumberbatch behaved like a true Cybersmiler – recognizing that somebody needed help and finding a way to be that help! Well done Benedict, you are a very worthy winner of June’s Cybersmiler of the Month Award.

You can explore the Cybersmiler of the Month Award winners Hall of Fame to see a full list of previous recipients and learn more about becoming a brand sponsor of the award here.

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