OK, so the below isn't exactly a true story, probably, but I could see it happening.....
A New York Times reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter addressing the biker says, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I ever saw a man do.'
The biker replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really..... The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.'
The biker replies, 'I'm a U.S. Marine.... And a Republican.'
The journalist leaves.
The following morning, the biker buys The New York Times to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on front page: