Last Friday, a lost dog was dying an anonymous death on a South Carolina road.
Bo's battered body, already half-starved from wandering the streets for weeks, could no longer move after being hit by a car. His owner had long given up hope of finding his runaway dog.
The driver who ran him over didn't stop. Others passed him by.
Michael Rodriguez was on his way home from work when he saw cars ahead slowing down.
"I could tell they were watching something, but I couldn't make out what it was," the 22-year-old tells The Dodo. "Then I saw it was a dog.
"He was kind of halfway on the road and halfway out. He was kind of right on that white line."
Rodriguez pulled over to the side of the road, gently lifted Bo and sped to an emergency veterinary clinic.