A man in Saudi Arabia has been dubbed a "national hero" after using his car to push a burning vehicle away from a gas station in Riyadh. 

On Monday, Sultan bin Mohammad Al-Rajban was leaving a mosque in the evening when he saw a massive crowd surrounding a burning car situated right next to a petrol pump. 

That's when he decided to approach the scene and take action. 

"It was a dramatic scene with many civilians next to the car and others at the nearby ATM machine. I felt a strong urge to make the scene safe for everyone and I did not hold myself back," said Rajban, according to Gulf News.

"I got in my car, drove it to the burning vehicle and pushed it away from the pump to avoid the tragedy waiting to happen," he added. 

Following the incident, the Arabic hashtag titled 'citizen saves station from burning' went viral on Twitter, calling for Rajban to be honored for his actions. 

Prince Faisal bin Bandar, the governor of Riyadh, then invited Rajban to his palace in Riyadh, honoring him for his bravery. 

Rajban's car was "slightly damaged," however this is one of his least concerns. 

"That is not an issue as my duty towards my country and the innocent people at or near the petrol station," Rajban said. 

"Now that is a hero"

"Not all heroes wear capes"

Others demanded Toyota gift Rajban a free car for his heroic act

"Dear Toyota, in honor of Sultan bin Mohammad Al-Rajban, the citizen who saved lives at the petrol station, I believe you should gift him a car since he damaged his own Toyota in doing so." 

"A true lion of the gulf"


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