A blind woman was saved by her heroic guide dog when a school bus barreled straight towards her.
Audrey Stone was walking in Brewster, New York with her guide dog, Figo, when the incident happened. Stone couldn’t see the danger headed straight toward her, and Figo made the brave decision to jump between the bus and his owner to help soften the blow. The bus hit Figo so hard that it left fur embedded in the bus’s front driver’s side wheel.
62-year-old Stone escaped with only a fractured elbow and ankle, three broken ribs, and a cut on her head. Her injuries would have likely been much worse if Figo hadn’t stepped in.
“There were 15 EMTs and people all around her, and the dog didn’t want to leave her side,” Schwartz told USA Today. “He was flopping over to her and she didn’t want him to get away from her, either. She kept screaming, ‘Where’s Figo? Where’s Figo? Where’s Figo?’ We kept telling her he was fine.”
Figo was treated for an injured leg at a local veterinarian and has been receiving lots of gifts and love from those who heard about his bravery. He’s definitely one of the best examples of a man’s best friend.
Police are still investigating the incident and are awaiting the results of drug and alcohol tests given to the bus driver. The two kindergartners that were riding the bus at the time of impact were unharmed.