Just before the subway arrived in Manhattan, New York City, USA, a dog risked his life by jumping off the tracks to save his blind owner.
Mr. Cecil Williams, 61, and his canine Orlando were fortunately unharmed despite being passed by a train above them. Mr. Williams’ life was turned upside down when he was suddenly shocked and fell into the tracks on his way to the dentist.
Mr Williams said, “Orlando tried to hold me back and save my life.” When he fell, the dog did not hesitate to jump down after him.
According to Matthew Martin, who witnessed the incident, Orlando jumped down and tried to wake Mr Williams up as the train approached. “The canine kissed the proprietor and tried to drag him out of peril.”
The train’s driver was advised by substantiations, who asked for the train to be slowed down. Thankfully, both fell into the fosse of the track and survived. Mr. Williams was taken to the hospital by on-scene paramedics, and Orlando was not seriously injured.
Mr Williams is still unsure why he passed out on the tracks, but believes it was a side effect of his medication. Despite his serious injuries, he felt safe because he was accompanied by a devoted canine companion.
Mr. Williams’ alternate canine companion is Orlando. He hasn’t had an eye since 1995. Orlando is a true hero and a devout canine.