While many people were perhaps unaware of or even ignoring an injured pup stuck on a busy Brazilian road, a little boy took it upon himself to step up and help.

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A translation of the news item

When he saw the puppy get hit at Rua Lauro Müller, in Itajaí, little Jean Fernandes, 11, rushed to rescue of his friend. This sequence showing the boy’s love for the dog Honey was captured by photographer Rafaela Martins.

The driver who hit the dog did not stop to render aid — something quite common in Itajai according to veterinarian Denilson da Silva Vargas of the Center for Animal Control.

On average a dog hit is serviced by the veterinarians once per week. Denilson does not recommend people touch the dogs until the arrival of a vet because if it is experiencing pain, it can bite.

Young Jean Fernandes took the risk of helping the vulnerable animal and now, despite the scare, little Honey is doing well.

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