It turns out that Forest Whitaker isn’t just a talented actor, but also a good person. Earlier today the Academy Award winner was walking down the street in L.A. when he came across a discarded dildo lying on the sidewalk. Whitaker could have turned a blind eye and kept going, but instead he is currently standing guard over the dildo and making sure nobody touches it until the police can come take it away.

Wow, it’s lucky that Whitaker was there, or who knows what could have happened.

According to bystanders, Whitaker leapt into action the moment he saw the abandoned sex toy, dialing 911 on his cell phone to inform authorities that a dildo was threatening the public’s safety and needed to be removed. Then Whitaker began a tireless vigil to make sure nobody stepped on the plastic phallus, standing in with arms outstretched to block the road and shouting “Watch out for the dildo!” to keep pedestrians safe from harm.

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Concerned that someone could slip past his guard and accidentally brush the dildo with their shoe, Whitaker laid his jacket down over it as an added layer of protection. He then called 911 a second time to update them that his jacket was now contaminated by the dildo, and the police would need to incinerate it when they arrived.

In a sign of how humble Whitaker is, the actor hasn’t been taking credit for his selfless act of bravery. He took time to tweet a brief warning about the dildo’s location, and recommended that people steer clear of a five-block radius around it “just to be safe,” but hasn’t bragged at all about his heroic deed or tried to use his act of bravery as a cynical ploy for publicity and recognition. Forest Whitaker’s choice to guard the abandoned dildo he found just proves that he’s a true class act!

So far the police have not shown up to secure the dildo, but Whitaker displays no sign of quitting anytime soon. He’s still on the sidewalk shouting “Don’t touch the dildo!” while frantically pointing at the dildo and doing whatever it takes to make sure everyone in the vicinity stays safe until law enforcement takes the dildo to a secure location.

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Bravo, Mr. Whitaker! The world could use more heroes like you that don’t run away from a stray dildo in fear, but courageously run toward it to help others.