He Didn't Need Super Powers To Stop Traffic... Just A Big Heart And Unbelievable Courage

December 12, 2013

11 year-old Jean Fernandes is being hailed a hero after risking his own life to save a dog that had been hit by a car in Itajaí, Brazil.

boy saves dog hit by car
Photo: Rafaela Martins

The injured dog was lying in the middle of the road after the motorist who hit him drove off. Jean ran between oncoming vehicles to protect the innocent animal and eventually brought him to safety.

boy hero saves dog
Photo: Rafaela Martins

According to his mother, Jean often rescues animals he finds abandoned or abused. Although it's likely she would have had a near heart attack watching her son run into traffic.

The dog is still in the care of vets but is doing fine according to BioBioChile.


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