• Oluwaseun Talabi, known as Seun (R) rescued his family from their apartment in the Grenfell Tower blaze. His brother-in-law got a tattoo thanking him (L). (Twitter / @Lordie__)Source: Twitter / @Lordie__
Twitter user Lordie posted a photo of his new tattoo - a thank you message to the man who saved his sister and niece from the tragic Grenfell Tower blaze.
Chloe Sargeant

21 Jun 2017 - 4:43 PM  UPDATED 21 Jun 2017 - 4:47 PM

A Londoner has thanked the man who rescued his family from the Grenfell Tower blaze by tattooing the hero's name on his back. 

Oluwaseun Talabi, who goes by the name Seun, was living with his girlfriend and their daughter on the 14th floor of Grenfell Tower when the tragic fire occurred.

Seun was the person who tied 14 bedsheets together to try to scale down the building, but explained in an interview with 5 News that his daughter was too afraid of the height, and would not climb out the window with him.

So, Seun made a quick decision to tie his daughter to his back and escape through the smoke - saving all of their lives.

The brother of Seun's girlfriend, known as 'Lordie' on Twitter, was the one to get the tattoo, as a way of saying thank you to his brother-in-law for risking his life to save his family.

He posted a photo of the tattoo on Twitter, along with a photo of Seun smiling in hospital:

People responded in droves, calling Seun a 'legend' and 'hero':

Lordie thanked people on Twitter for their well wishes and kind words: