A "hero" dog has won over the hearts of the internet this week after footage emerged of him leading a sanitation worker to his elderly owner who had fallen...
A hero doggo is in the spotlight this week.Dogs are known for their sharp instincts and loyalty, and this adorable pooch put his skills to the test after his owner fell.
The security footage of the incident instantly went viral.And stole the hearts of hundreds of viewers.
Would we expect anything less from a loyal doggo?We think not!
Dogs are truly man's best friend.
In fact, it's basically what unites the internet.
They are part of the family.
And they remain one of our nation's favorite pets.
Dogs are great for many reasons.
via: Getty ImagesDogs can prove to be not only faithful companions, but they can also be extremely hard workers.
They are incredibly intelligent.
via: Getty ImagesSo much so, a puppy can be trained to work as a service dog, which is a dog who works to serve and assist the disadvantaged or disabled – such as blind people, deaf people, or those who suffer from seizures.
But, of course...
via: Getty ImagesMany of us like to think that if anything happened to us, our dogs would try and do something to help, whether they are trained service animals or not.
And it seems that's exactly what happened with Gwendola Johnson and her doggo.
via: NBCGwendola, who's eighty-eight and her dog, Sandy, who's eleven, have a tight-knit bond.
Gwendola adopted Sandy as a stray.
via: NBCAnd they've been inseparable ever since.
On July 10, Gwendola was walking out her front door when she took a tumble.
via: NBCCausing her to trip and fall to the ground.
She was unable to move or get up to call someone for help.
via: NBCBut Sandy was right by her side.
While Gwendola lay there, she noticed a man in a neon green shirt walking up her driveway.
via: NBCThe man was Kirk White, a sanitation worker with Glendale Integrated Waste Management.
And it seems he'd come to pull her trash cans at just the right time.
via: NBC"When I saw him, I said to Sandy, 'You go get him,' so he did," she said.
The events that followed were caught on security footage from a Ring doorbell.
via: NBCDuring the clip, you can see Sandy trying desperately to get Kirk’s attention. "The way he was barking, like, 'I have something to show you — come follow me this way, there's something I want you to see,' " Kirk explained to NBC Los Angeles.
The hero doggo then leads him right to his mom.
via: NBCKirk then helped her up and made sure that she was not injured.
When Gwendola’s family saw the footage, they say they were brought to tears.
via: NBC"Sandy was a good boy, and Kurt came up the driveway just about the right time," Gwendola said. Cheryl Malvar, Gwendola's granddaughter, told KTLA 5 that their family "all cried" when they watched the video. "Sandy did a good job," Cheryl said.
And it seems the internet was in tears too.
@KHOLMESlive @RexChapman @HettyNBCLA @NBCLA Absolutely incredible— IndigoBleu♌️ (@IndigoBleu♌️)1598179189.0
@abc7johngregory @bumblesnot Good job Sandy and Kirk.— Arik Baldwin Strategies (@Arik Baldwin Strategies)1598028540.0
@abc7johngregory @bumblesnot So beautiful. Sandy is the best. Good doggy!— Miss Bossy Boots is wearing a mask 😷 (@Miss Bossy Boots is wearing a mask 😷)1598153002.0
@abc7johngregory @bumblesnot What a wonderful heart touching story. 🥰🥰🥰🥰❤❤❤❤❤— Rena Oag ( Puffy Pug's momma) (@Rena Oag ( Puffy Pug's momma))1598031742.0
@nbc4i @nbc4i How heartwarming! #LoveDogs #Family— Pat (@Pat)1598285265.0
@KHOLMESlive @RexChapman @HettyNBCLA @NBCLA Excellent story! Sandy would look cute in a cape, although he is adorab… https://t.co/nHfPqbBi4V— Maddie's Mama (@Maddie's Mama)1598125667.0
@KHOLMESlive @RexChapman @HettyNBCLA @NBCLA Great story. Brightened my day. 🤩— Ty🌊✊🏾 (@Ty🌊✊🏾)1598125968.0
@KHOLMESlive @RexChapman @HettyNBCLA @NBCLA Sandy is a good boy, yes he is!!!— Eaglestar (@Eaglestar)1598126601.0
@KHOLMESlive @RexChapman @HettyNBCLA @NBCLA 😍😍❤️❤️ two heroes!— Karen (@Karen)1598126371.0
@KHOLMESlive @RexChapman @HettyNBCLA @NBCLA How they love each other is joyful 💜— Claire Hender🌸🌻💖🧚🏻♀️💙 (@Claire Hender🌸🌻💖🧚🏻♀️💙)1598137876.0
@KHOLMESlive @RexChapman @HettyNBCLA @NBCLA Great dog and a caring and concerned gentleman to the rescue!— Naomi Martin (@Naomi Martin)1598142763.0
Watch the full clip below.
Here is our story about Sandy the hero dog. #herodog #glendale @bumblesnot https://t.co/kgmRiHqXSe— John Gregory (@John Gregory)1598009404.0