11-year-old boy stops traffic to save injured dog hit by car

Most of the people don’t care about other beings on the planet, but some are willing to go above and beyond to know them safe. The boy proves that you don’t have to be a giant to be a super hero. All after he risked his life to save a dog.

The dog was crying in the middle of the road as Jean Fernandes walked down the street from Brazil. Apparently, the helpless creature got hit by a car and the driver ran off, leaving him in agony, local news outlet Globo Rural reports.

Rafael Martins

Fortunately, the 11-year-old hero, couldn’t just stand and watch the dog suffer. He knew he had to do something, so he rushed in the street, stopped the traffic, and then grabbed the dog into his arms and has taken him to safety.

Rafael Martins

Thankfully, the noble gesture didn’t go unrecognized as a local caught on camera the touching moment. Photographer Rafael Martins took a few pictures of the scene and then uploaded them onto the internet. The post went viral on FB and there were a lot of people showing their admiration for the boy. A woman wrote about how the little boy is already larger than many men.

Rafael Martins

Jean’s mother said that her son’s act of kindness comes as no surprise, since he is fond of animals. She said that her son is always willing to help other animals. The dog that Jean saved, named Mel, was taken to a local shelter where he received medical treatment for his injuries and is expected to fully recover soon.

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