If you’ve ever been to a Boston Celtics game at TD Garden, you know they have a special promotion where they’ll bring members of the community out to center court to be honored and recognized for courageous and noble acts. They call them “Heroes Among Us,” and one thing is for certain, Tim Giberti of Auburn, ME, is as heroic as it gets.
Tom was at the bowling alley in Lewiston on the night of the mass shooting, and as the chaos started, he had the wherewithal to rally a group of children and escort them to the exit. This nearly came at the cost of his life, as Tom was shot 7 times as he shielded the children, all of whom escaped physically unscathed. After numerous surgeries and a lengthy hospital stay, Tom is back on his feet and on the road to recovery. Rightfully so, he is and should continue to be recognized for one of the most noble acts of heroics imaginable. #LewistonStrong
Lewiston shootings survivor Tom Giberti, a former manager at Just-in-Time bowling alley, is honored at the Celtics game tonight.
Giberti was fetching a screwdriver on Oct 25 when gunfire rang out. Giberti, who was shot in the legs 7 times, is credited with saving many children pic.twitter.com/4nsVYeMCPt
— Samantha J. Gross (@samanthajgross) November 29, 2023
An incredible moment for an incredible human.
*sound drops out at 0:48 due to musical copyright, but rest assured, he received a resounding ovation from the crowd* pic.twitter.com/dII8K2UoWF
— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) November 29, 2023
Honoring Tom Giberti tonight at the @celtics game. 🏀☘️ He was shot multiple times in the Lewiston mass shootings while saving the children. I’m grateful every day heroes like him exist and may we not forget the heroes we lost that day. #Celtics pic.twitter.com/Vmqdvh423X
— Shanna Kelly (@shannakelly_19) November 29, 2023