What began as a scary predicament for a dog trapped on a busy roadway, in the end, revealed something special:
Humanity at its best.
On Sunday, Toby Tinelli and his wife were driving on a highway in Houston, Texas, when they suddenly spotted a dog loose and scared among the cars.
Without hesitating, all the drivers around Tinelli made the dog’s well-being their top priority — forming a protective blockade around her.
“About five cars in front of us immediately threw on their flashers and began trying to get the dog to the side of the road and safe,” said Tinelli.
Moving on, Tinelli managed to lean in front of the dog to prevent him from running away. It was then that traffic came to a halt, as countless drivers waited for the dog to be safely rescued.
“It was such an amazing moment!” Tinelli said. “Every car on the highway slowed down to help. People were jumping out of their car and running after her, too.”
And thanks to them, the dog was saved.
According to Tinelli, the dog’s owner had been involved in an accident, after which the dog had gotten loose. Fortunately, aside from a cut paw, the dog wasn’t seriously injured.
Here is the moment when he and the owner meet:
This story’s happy ending wasn’t guaranteed, of course; it was made possible by so many people coming together on the dog’s behalf:
“I was praying for a positive result and thankfully that’s what we got,” said Tinelli. “I can’t believe how great everyone was to be patient and work together to help that poor dog. I am blessed to live in a community that has such great people in it.”
Source: The Dodo
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