We all know the superheroes that we always watch them in Avengers like Superman, Spider-Man, and Thor. But this man is a real superhero as he was in the best place at the exact time to save a dog.
The story began when a Shih Tzu called Mel was playing on the ninth-floor balcony in Brazil when she fell onto the railing! If she hit the ground, it would be a sure ᴅ.ᴇᴀᴛʜ, but actually this passerby was there just in time.
The man, Joao Augusto, heard some cries and barking above him, so he took a look up and saw that the dog was about to fall down, so he yelled to Paulo Narciso, the caretaker of the building to bring a sheet or towel to catch Mel, but actually the time wasn’t enough to do that.This is the amazing moment a Bʀᴀᴢɪʟɪᴀɴ man sᴀᴠᴇs the life of his neighbor’s beloved dog, after spotting it fᴀʟʟɪɴɢ from a ninth-floor balcony.
The little pup, Mel, lives in a 9th-floor apartment together with her family. One day she was out playing on the balcony when she decided to climb onto the railing. Mel immediately realized that she’d made a ᴍɪsᴛᴀᴋᴇ. She couldn’t get back ᴅᴏᴡɴ on the balcony, and on the other side of the railing, a 100ft drop was waiting for her. Thankfully Bʀᴀᴢɪʟɪᴀɴ man Joao Augusto spotted her and should to the caretaker of the building for some towels so he could catch the dog if she fᴇʟʟ. Little Mel then fell from the railings and 100ft toᴡᴀʀd Joao standing on the street below.
Cameras caught the sᴄᴀʀʏ moment when all Joao could do was hold his hands out and hope that he caught the ᴘᴇᴛʀɪfɪᴇᴅ pooch. Thankfully the dog fᴇʟʟ into his arms with a fᴏʀᴄᴇ that knocked her ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇr to the floor. “I knew that I wouldn’t be able to catch her but I was aᴡᴀʀe that I could cushion the fall,” Joao said. “I was on the floor for a few seconds, but it was from relief. I think that I was in the right place at the right time.”
Luckily, neither Mel nor Mr Augusto were ɪɴjᴜʀᴇᴅ in the ɪɴᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ and the dog’s owner, who asked not to be identified, has installed protective netting on the balcony to prevent the ɪɴᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ from happening again.