It's every homeowner's nightmare. A fire breaks out in your house, and you are on vacation, with your prized possessions trapped inside. This is precisely what happened to a family in White House, Tennessee. Luckily for them, someone stepped into their burning house to rescue their beloved pet, Samson.
The whole thing was caught on video by another neighbor, who told the local NBC station that a stranger pulled up in a car, said, "I do this for a living," and then rushed into the house. Apparently, he spotted the 80-pound hunting dog near the entrance, and tried to coax him out.
He eventually emerged, with the hound in a blanket. Thirty seconds later, the roof collapsed.
Before the neighbors could thank him, he got in his car and drove away.
It turned out the good Samaritan was Tim Tawater, a Nashville firefighter, who was off-duty and happened to be driving by on his way to his daughter's birthday party, according to WSMV-TV. A dog lover himself, he was happy to save Samson. “I don’t do it for people to say ‘thank you.’ I do it because it needs to be done,” Tawater told the station.
Watch the daring rescue below.
via The Dodo and WSMV-TV
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