A video of a man saving a dog from a raging flood recently went viral on Reddit.
In the video, the dog could be seen as cold, scared, and exhausted while trying to find a safe place to stay.
Then a man braved the gushing wind, intense rain, and the raging flood to save the poor dog.
The video drew various comments from Reddit.
A commenter said that he was “scared for that human too.”
“Flood waters are super dangerous even when shallow, a simple tether would have been a good call here,” one user added.
Another one said, “Thanks to this human, even if it’s so dangerous, he saved that poor dog.”
Meanwhile, regardless of the current, floodwaters are dangerous to dogs and other pets.
Floodwaters are “contaminated with toxins and certain infectious agents,” Dr. Cristy Secombe from the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) told Yahoo News Australia.
“Especially in humid conditions, which can make animals very unwell if they drink the water,” she added.
She also said that there are submerged objects in floodwaters that cannot be seen easily. These could injure animals, leading to severe cuts, bruising, and fractures in severe cases.
Dr. Secombe said canines could “fall unwell days to weeks after exposure” to poisons or infectious organisms in floodwaters.
Pesticides, bacteria, or parasites lurking in the water can be harmful.
Moreover, floodwaters are dangerous to humans, too.
So what the man did was a true act of kindness toward animals.