How much courage can one have?
With a gun pointed at your boyfriend next to you, could you broadcast the scene, live on your phone?
Diamond Lavish Reynolds did with her four-year-old daughter in the back seat. Reynolds managed to record the shooting aftermath of Philando Castile, who died in hands of police.
"I have not been able to sleep, I have not been able to eat, I have not been able to work, I have not been able to do anything besides hold my daughter, tell her I thank her how much of a super she-ro she is," said Reynolds during a protest.
According to her Facebook page, Reynolds is a hotel worker born in Chicago who lives in Indianapolis. She's also a mother who found strength in her daughter who also witnessed the shooting.
"Its ok, I'm right here with you," said Reynold's four-year-old daughter after the shooting while sitting in a patrol car with her mother.
The video has more than three million views.
Faced with all of the trauma, Reynold's held her composure. Her ability to record the incident under such gruesome and extreme circumstance defies logic but a study from the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma found that the bulk of a victim's emotional response often spikes days after a traumatic event, rather than in real time.
This may explain how Reynolds kept calm.
She may have also known that if she did not record it, the world may have never known what happened.