Said Zarate works as a garbage collector in Mexico. With this line of work, it is not every day that Said meets someone who thanks him. However, recently, the heroism that Said did while at work, earned him very well-deserved gratitude.
A couple of months ago, Said was making rounds using a truck in an agricultural area. At that time, Said was with his colleague when something alarming caught his attention. In the concrete canal, drifting helplessly, was a life that needed someone’s saving.
According to Said, he saw that something was moving in the water. So, he kept looking until he could identify what it was. Soon, he realized that it was a dog. That was when Said told his partner to stop the truck.
Without any second thoughts, Said leaped from the truck. He grabbed an empty sack, which the dog could use to cling to and pull it into safety. However, the poor pup was already way too exhausted from keeping himself afloat. So, he could hardly keep a grip on the sack.
Said knew that he could not give up on the dog. Thankfully, he was eventually able to lure the pup close enough to the steep edge of the canal. He hoisted the dog back onto the dry land. Said’s efforts paid off, and the pooch’s life was saved.
Immediately after, the dog leaped into Said’s arms and gave him the sweetest hug. It was as if the pup was thanking his rescuer. Despite the incident, the dog was in good health. As it turns out, he was well-cared for by his family, who lives in a nearby ranch.
Said believes that the dog has good owners and that he must have only accidentally ended up in the canal. After staying with them for a moment, the pup ran cheerfully toward his home. So, Said continued on his way, thankful that he was able to save the dog. Meanwhile, the pup’s owner saw Said’s video and sent him a personal message, thanking him for his heroism.