Thor, a dog (not the god of thunder), saved the life of an elderly neighbor when she fell down while checking the mailbox and cried out for help. Here’s the full story from wbtv.com:
Barbara Simmons, 78, fell on the side of the road while checking her mail on a hot day earlier this month.
She said she yelled for help but no one came to her rescue for at least a half hour. Thor, a dog with a heroic name, noticed Simmons and went to check it out.
“He was just so gentle and like, ‘are you okay, are you okay?’” explained Simmons. ”It was like somebody asking, ‘are you okay, are you okay?’”
Thor’s owners said he was acting strangely that day, ignoring their commands.
“He ran to this point and he stopped and looked back at my husband and barked at him a couple of times like, ‘I’m not going to listen to you,’ and he took off right around the corner,” said owner Anne Lewis.
Thor led his owners to Simmons nearly a block away. They called for help and the EMT told Lewis that Thor probably saved her life.
Despite being part Pitbull and part Rottweiler, Thor has never attacked anyone or harmed anything.
“He’s totally destroyed the stereotype you have of those breeds,” said Thor’s owner, Colin Heaton. “He loves people.”
This is a great story, and you can check out a photo of Thor here. Thor sounds like a gentle dog who literally sprung into action when his neighbor needed help. What makes this story even better is that he is a mix of two breeds which have come into scrutiny because of their alleged aggressive nature. Good job, Thor!