During an early morning response to a house fire in Santa Rosa de Temuco, Chile, firefighters witnessed the unbelievable. A mother dog risked her life to save her puppies from the fire surrounding the burning house, which started because of a car bomb.
The mother dog, Amanda, raced back and forth between the house, putting her 10 day old puppies in the safest place she could find – a firetruck!
She didn’t stop racing back into the fire until all of her puppies were safely away from the fire. The firemen on scene could not believe their eyes. Most people have never seen a dog this smart or this brave!
After rescuing all of her pups from the blaze, Amanda sat down next to them, protecting them with her body. Onlookers called an emergency veterinary service and she and her pups were rushed to the hospital. Aside from one puppy being treated for serious burns, the entire family are alive and well – thanks to the bravery of Amanda!
A powerful explosion in a chemical plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu provincial capital, China on July 28, 2010 around 10am, killed 13 people and injured 300 people. The explosion also damaged the surrounding area with in 300 meter range.
During this explosion a camera recorded a monkey who saved a puppy from the explosion site. He hold the puppy as he ran out of the factory.
This event can tap our collective conscience. Animals can show compassion and kindness to each other.
It sounds like something out of a Hollywood script, but an unemployed Brooklyn man might as well add “Consummate Hero” to his resume.
The unemployed Brooklyn man, Delroy Simmonds was on his way to a job interview when he intervened by saving the life of a 9-month-old boy who was blown into the path of an oncoming subway train by a gust of high wind.
Simmonds jumped onto the elevated tracks and hoisted the bleeding child, still strapped in his stroller, to the safety of the platform as the J train bore down upon them.
The father of two then shrugged off his courageous, selfless act.
Simmonds told the New York Daily News:
“Everybody is making me out to be some sort of superhero… I’m just a normal person. Anybody in that situation should have done what I did.”
In a struggling economy the hero tag isn’t important to Simmonds, as he says he wasn’t looking for praise but what he really wants is a regular paycheck.
“I’ve been looking for a job for a year and change,” Simmonds said. “I’m looking for something to support my family.”
The Brooklyn native was on his way to apply for a maintenance position at a warehouse when the unthinkable happened at the Van Siclen Ave. station in Cypress Hills at 12:45 p.m.
As Simmonds recalled:
“A strong gust of wind blew. It had to be 30, 40 miles an hour…There was a woman with four kids. One was in a stroller. The wind blew the baby onto the tracks.”
He hoisted the stroller to the platform as the train came in and pulled himself up just as the train jerked to a stop halfway into the station, witnesses said.
Khalima Ansari, 21, who was waiting for the same train, was stunned by Simmonds’ heroics, saying, “The baby had a big gash on his forehead. You could see his skull.”
The child was taken to Brookdale University Hospital and treated for cuts to his face and head.
“It was the fatherly instinct. I have two daughters of my own — 8 and 5. I was being a father. I would have done it for any baby,” Simmonds said.
Luckily, his act was enough to wrangle another interview. In response to all the public recognition, Simmonds kept his eye on the prize: “What I really need now is a job,” said. Hopefully he gets the job!
Rowan Atkinson (well known as Mr. Bean) once saved a plane-load of passengers during a flight, after the pilot fainted!!!
The Mr. BEAN star was traveling from Mombasa to Nairobi in Kenya with his family on a private plane, when the pilot fell unconscious. At 4,877 meters, the comedian stopped the plane heading towards the ground, despite having no experience of flying an Aeroplane. Rowan’s wife SUNETRA frantically tried to wake the pilot by shaking him and throwing water over him while her husband took charge of the plane. Luckily for the family, the pilot regained consciousness after a few minutes and landed the plane safely!!
An Electrical Engineer to Comedian to a Life Saver…