Sometimes, heroes are those who are most unlikely to be one.
In the middle of the night, Kirsten Callander was abruptly awakened. Her very own dog, Pickle, jumped over her bed as though something was amiss. The doggie also insistently tapped her awake. It seemed like Pickle was effortfully trying to warn her by giving her signs of danger.
After having been licked and nudged awake by Pickle, Kirsten then decided to come along with her dog. They walked all over the flat. She, although worried, did not see anything wrong. The dog mama nearly ignored it and just presumed Pickle was only mistaken.
Everything seemed all right until she felt the smoke alarm vibrating.
Turning around, she got shocked at the sight. She suddenly saw a part of the house going up in flames. Kirsten immediately ran to her husband, Matt, to alarm him.
The couple fled the house right away. Thankfully, the two departed safe and unhurt. It was such a remarkable story worthy of being heard and shared.
If it wasn’t for the dog, their little yet vigilant dog, they would have been found lifeless or not found at all. What is most admirable is how Pickle made her deaf owner listen. Imagine what an insistent tapping was able to do. She saved not merely a home but a family, too.
Charles Yu said, “If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.”
The notion that a hero has to be a human is a fallacy. What Pickle did is just one of the proofs that a hero does not need an elegant cape, a fancy mask, nor a marvelous ability to fly. A hero only requires a heart, and Pickle undoubtedly has one.
Source: Jane Wharton via Metro News