A man has been praised after jumping in to dangerous water to save a stranger’s dog. Sara Melnicoff was walking her dog Carli – who is senile and arthritic – when the animal was unexpectedly swept into the water in Mill Creek, Utah.
Writing on Facebook, Melnicoff said, “I saw Carli rush by, unable to do more than keep her head above water. I was running along the creek, calling her name…”
Before Sara could even think what to do, a stranger arrived on the scene:
“This young man appeared out of nowhere and stripped down to his boxers. He plunged into the water, making his way along the slippery rocks, while the powerful currents of the water rushed all around him. He managed to get a hold of Carli down stream some distance.”
“I was very shaken and teary when he brought Carli to me. I asked him his name and gave him a huge hug. I asked him what his favorite charity was so I could donate in his name and he told me he runs a non-profit!”
Bobby L’Heureux, the man who saved Carli, runs Big Heart, Big Hands, a not-for-profit organization that “raises money for mountain rescue organizations, supports the awareness and implementation of mountain safety education, and assists with funding for those who have been rescued and their families.”
If you’d like to thank Bobby yourself, you can donate via his website here.