Close friends Cher and Meryl Streep are more than just mega stars — they once helped save a woman’s life! During a new interview, Cher, 72, revealed that she and Meryl, 69, helped a stranger flee a near-assault in NYC during the 1980s.

“Meryl had just had [her daughter] Mamie, and we were downtown at her apartment, and she said, ‘I want some ice cream’ and I said, ‘OK.’ I said, ‘Isn’t it dangerous down here?’ And [Meryl] said, ‘No no, it’s Little Italy on one side and Chinatown on the other side and we’ll be safe as two peas in a pod,'” Cher recalled during an appearance on James Corden‘s Late Late Show earlier this week.

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“So we walk out and the first thing we see is some guy hitting cars with a brick. And then we walk down the street and we hear screaming. And we come around the corner, and this gigantic man is ripping the clothes off of this girl,” she continued. Cher then explained that she and Meryl both started screaming and the man ran towards them.

“And just out of — I don’t know — we split and he ran through us. And we went up to the girl, and all of her clothes were torn and she was clutching her bag. So we’re putting her together, kind of trying to get her to look a little bit like she hasn’t just been ravaged, and she looks at us, and she goes, ‘Oh my God! I was saved by Meryl Streep and Cher! I’m an actress, and I work in a café where we sing, and all my friends are going to be so jealous,'” she concluded her story. We’re so glad the woman was ok!