This week, paramedics were dispatched to the Brazilian city of Bauru to aid a man in trouble. When they arrived, they saw the man on the ground, apparently having experienced a seizure.
As first responders approached the man, they learned he was not alone.
Bob and Chiara, his two dogs, were by his side, and they had no intention of abandoning their closest buddy.
The two dogs followed the man into the ambulance after he was loaded in.
The paramedics then told their superiors that the entire gang would be heading together to the hospital.
“Concerned for the patient’s and the dogs’ lives [if they had been left alone]… The team opted not to separate the buddies,” the paramedics’ supervisor Patrcia Iolanda stated in a post.
Thus, they all rode together.
When he arrived at the hospital, he was admitted inside. Bob and Chiara meanwhile waited for his return just outside the door.
The dogs remained vigilant throughout the night.
But eventually, their hearts were put at ease.
The following day, having recovered from the incident, the man was discharged from the hospital and placed in the loving care of his two dogs.
It was without a doubt worth the wait for them.
Every day, paramedics deal with life-and-death concerns. In this situation, though, the lesson was more emotional in nature.
Iolanda wrote, “If this isn’t love, I don’t know what is.”