A guide dog named Figo is being hailed as a hero, and for good reason.
While out for a walk with his blind human companion in Brewster, New York, on Monday, the courageous golden retriever sacrificed his own safety in an attempt to shield his person from harm. Witnesses say the dog and owner were crossing a roadway when the driver of an oncoming school bus failed to notice them in time.
That's when Figo leapt in front of the vehicle, potentially saving the life of owner Audrey Stone.
"I don't know if [the bus driver] thought [Stone] was going to move faster, but it looks like the dog tried to take most of the hit for her," witness Paul Schwartz told the Journal News.