For those who live in Texas, Hurricane Harvey was devastating. Not only to people but animals as well. It brought major flooding to the Houston area. It destroyed homes, businesses, as well as separated families and taking lives. There are countless stories of the heroics performed by residents and rescuers alike. But one man saved a tiny dog while being rescued himself.
Heroics of the NY National Guard
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New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, deployed the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing on August 30th. As soon as their boots hit the ground, they set to work. They helped countless people get to safety, as well as saving hundreds of lives.
The NY National Guarded tweeted that they were “doing FANTASTIC work in Houston. They’ve rescued 334 people since Monday.”
Footage of their work gave hope to so many, especially one video in particular.
Tiny Dog Rescued By A Brave Man
The group saved a family of nine – including a one-month-old baby. They are shown being pulled out of the flood waters by an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter.
Yet, it is the man in the red shirt that people noticed he wasn’t alone. Click below to see how brave the man was to save this tiny dog.
GREAT JOB: "God bless the crew!" The New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing rescued a baby into an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter as part of their rescue work in Houston.
Posted by FOX 10 Phoenix on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
As they’re lifting him up, he made sure his tiny dog came with him. No doubt he was terrified, he knew he couldn’t leave this little guy behind.
We are very grateful for the many heroes who went above and beyond the call of duty during Hurricane Harvey. During that time of darkness, there seemed to be a ray of hope for those being saved.
To the brave men and women of the NY Air National Guard, we would just like to say thank you for your work! And, to the man who saved the tiny dog, you will forever be a hero to animal lovers around the world.
Featured Image via screenshot from video via Facebook