A security guard who was assaulted by three youths at Coles supermarket on Thursday night has returned to work.
A Coles store manager at Mitchell Street said the guard returned to work the next day and was in good spirits.
There has been an outpouring of support online from Bendigo Advertiser readers for the security guard.
Matty said he was disgusted.
"That security guard is one of the nicest I have encountered, he always greets customers with a smile and a hello," the web comment reads.
"He's actually the highlight of my shop at Coles."
Police say they are still investigating the assault.