A brave 11-year-old boy from Brazil named Jean Fernandes risked his life to rescue a dog that had been hit by a car.
According to Brazilian outlet Globo Rural reports, Jean ran in the middle of busy street to pick up the injured dog who was hit by a driver. The incident was captured by photographer Rafaela Martins and was featured at Brazil’s News Agency of Animal Rights Facebook page on December 10 2013.
“He managed to escape through the gate and I ran after him. By the time I saw him hit he was in the middle of the street. I took him in my arms and brought him home,” Jean told Guarda-So
Not long enough, Jean’s good deed inspired many people in different social media. His story was also featured in different website all over the globe.
Aline Ropelli, one of his admirers said “This little boy is already larger than many men.”
According to BioBioChile, The dog named Mel (Honey in English translation) was sent to a local animal control center and was given an intensive care.
*photo credits: Rafaela Martins