When floodwaters swept through a Brazilian town during a severe storm on Tuesday, Douglas Gomes risked his life to save his neighbors’ dog, and his heroic deed was captured on camera.Douglas from Blumenau, Austria, was alerted to the fact that the dog next door was fleeing his own home in the pouring rain and struggling for survival in the middle of the floods.Because his family was away at the time, Douglas decided to save the dog.
Doug told The Dodo, “
As the adage goes, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.I have a dog.Animals are my friends.
The video of the incident shows the perilous nature of the rescue; as Douglas walked through the water, the house began to cave in.
Douglas is exhausted when he brings the puppy named Kira to safety in his arms, but she survives because of his bravery.
Kira is later reunited with her family, who are relieved that their family is still intact despite having lost nearly all of their possessions in the flood.
Fabiana Farias de Oliveira, Kira’s mother, stated:
We’re thankful Kira was saved because losing her would have been devastating for our children, who sleep with her every night.