A runner stopped mid-jog to save a drowning dog from a frozen lake and the act of kindness is warming hearts across the Internet. Paula Towncaught the act of kindness on camera after seeing the dog in danger and she shared the video on Facebook.
The good samaritan, Darcy Pell, was out for a run when he saw the commotion with the dog in the lake. The 31-year-old is an experienced cold water swimmer, so he didn’t hesitate to help. He smashed the ice to swim out to the dog and helped him get back to shore safely before carrying on with his run.
Town calls Pell a hero for rescuing a stranger’s dog like that, and many on Facebook agree. But Pell modestly responded, “Not a hero, just saw a dog in need. He writes, “Just glad the dog was happy to carry on its walk after.”