A Dog, An Accidental Hero

I think we can all agree that dogs are more than just our pets, they are part of the family, our companions. Believe it or not, even in an unlikely situation they can be humans’ life-savers.

On this post, I’d like to share with you this real story that I heard on a news a few years ago. It starts like this.

On a “normal” day, an elderly Taiwanese man who had dementia was walking his dog around his neighbourhood areas. It was one of his daily routines but somehow later that day he found himself in a stranger place. He got lost! No one knew his exact whereabouts either.

Because he had trouble remembering his way home, he appeared to be rather helpless and restless. After being spotted by one of the locals, he was then taken to a near-by police station for assistance.

While there, the police conducted a search on him but failed to find any forms of ID or credit cards in his pockets. As such, there was a limitation to what can be achieved, in terms of pinning down his identity or finding out where he lives.

Just when a sense of frustration started to grow among the police staff, funnily enough, the dog was waggling his tail as if he was trying to tell them something. Right at that moment, they decided to turn to the dog for information.

How? The beauty of a micro-chip! This would be the time when any dog owner can appreciate the importance of having their dog microchipped. Luckily in this case, the dog had one inserted under his skin when he was a puppy. With a little bit help, they successfully detected the elderly man’s address details from the device and sent him home finally. A happy ending.

In any imaginable situations, be it in a battle field, an airport, a crime scene, a trouble spot, a natural disaster zone, a hospital, a pedestrian crossing, a random street or just the comfort of one’s own, we can never underestimate what a man’s best friend can do for us unimaginably.

Nowadays, with all kinds of media bombarding us with all sorts of bad news, fake news, tragedies everywhere on our planet, this is such a heart-warming story, a breath of fresh air for a change. It gave me chills when I heard it. Now sharing it on my blog hopefully it’ll give you the same positive effect…

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