Recently a blind 61-year-old man named Cecil Williams fell onto the subway tracks in Harlem, New York. According to witnesses Mr. Williams lost consciousness and just collapsed on the platform and fell onto the tracks. To make the situation even worse it all happened while a train was approaching.
Luckily, Williams was accompanied by his 11-year-old black labrador guide dog, Orlando. The dog’s outstanding heroism saved Mr. Williams from the dangerous situation. The terrified bystanders witnessed how the canine first attempted to keep his master from falling and then jumped after him on the railway tracks. The dog then dragged his master in between the tracks where they both laid flat and avoided the incoming train. They got rescued a few moments later suffering just some minor cuts and bruises.
As it turned out the 11-year-old heroic guide dog Orlando was going to retire soon so Mr. Williams couldn’t afford keeping him. His medical insurance could only cover one working guide dog. However, in the spirit of Christmas giving, anonymous donors who learned about Mr. Williams’s situation donated money to the guide-dog school “Guiding Eyes for the Blind”. Cecil Williams will now be able to keep his brave labrador Orlando who saved his life.