With the chain of unfortunate events occurring around the world simultaneously, one cannot help but to hope for a silver lining that would tone down, even for a moment, the devastation that is unraveling before our very eyes. More often that not, it can come in the form of a heartwarming news about a certain incident involving animals and their selfless acts.
It was October 20 in 2014 when a defense industry company in Ukraine experienced a massive explosion, causing a huge fire to break out in and around the building. Bright hot flames paired with thick clouds of smoke were rapidly building up into the sky, spreading to the northeast of Donetsk City.
The explosion was so strong that the aftermath was felt a several kilometers away from the area of incident, shattering windows and engulfing a few houses on the way. Panicked residents started evacuating their houses, grabbing valuable possessions within their reach and unleashing their pets out into the streets to minimize the damage as much as they could.
When one such concerned owner released his dog, something unexpected happened. Instead of running out of the burning house, the dog took a swift turn and retreated into the house. Stunned, the owner stood there helpless, unable to return to the house to rescue his pet as the fire was getting bigger and bigger.