Twitter Rallies Behind Woman Who Ousted Stranger’s Cheating Boyfriend

A woman on a commuter train leaped into action after overhearing a conversation during which a man publicly admitted to cheating on his girlfriend.

Social media has been instrumental in promoting social movements, taking down wanted criminals, and most recently, catching unfaithful boyfriends.

According to BBC News, a Bournemouth University student named Emily Shepherd overheard a troubling conversation between a group of guys that prompted her to tweet, “If anyone has a boyfriend called Ben .... he's just told his friends he's cheating on you.”

The tweet quickly went viral, garnering over 27,000 retweets, more than 65,000 likes, and 500 comments.

Shepherd, 23, said, “It was a fairly empty carriage and there was a group of boys talking and drinking and swearing as lads do, and they were going through girls' Facebook profiles.”

After he purportedly admitted to cheating on his girlfriend, Shepherd took it upon herself to use the powers of social media to advise whoever the woman is in Ben’s life to give him the boot.

"It's been crazy — I've received so many comments from people supporting me and you get the usual trolls trying to bring you down," she said. "I've had a few people sending me pictures saying 'does he look like this,' 'what does he look like,' but there's no sign yet."

While some condemned Shepherd for sticking her nose in other people's business, others applauded her for hearing something wrong and taking action against it. 

Here's to hoping that Ben's real girlfriend catches wind of the news and kicks him straight to the curb. 

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