Figo—a very good dog (who’s a very good dog—YOU ARE! YOU ARE! FIIIIGOOOO)—threw himself in front of a bus this weekend to save his blind owner from almost certain death. Imagine being loved that much??
According to witnesses, a mini school bus driver didn’t notice Audrey Stone, who is blind, walking in an intersection until it was too late. Thankfully Figo—her best friend and, literally, such a good dog—was there.
“I don’t know if (the driver) thought (Stone) was going to move faster, but it looks like the dog tried to take most of the hit for her,” a gas station manager who saw the whole thing go down tells the Journal News.
The golden retriever “took a lot of the blow,” suffering a leg injury that cut to the bone, the Brewster police chief tells the paper. Stone broke several ribs, fractured her ankle, and suffered a head injury but she’s expected to make a full recovery.
“And he did not want to leave her side. He stood right with her. He was there to save her.”
SUCH A GOOD DOG.
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