The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
Today’s Something Good is being in the right place at the right time and doing what needs to be done to save a life.
Last Saturday, when Mackenzie Jenkins went outside to swing, she heard her neighbor’s dog barking, heard the fire alarm blaring, and saw smoke coming from their house, according to NBC 2. She immediately called 911, told them what she saw and where to find the puppy when they arrived, and several crews from the Cape Coral Fire department were dispatched to the fire.
Thanks to the 11 year-old’s information, they were able to find the 6 month-old puppy Fiona and retrieve her. Fiona was unresponsive when they got to her but, after the firefighters cooled her down and gave her oxygen, she was soon up and walking around, says a post on the Cape Coral Facebook page.
No one was home when the fire, ruled accidental, started, so Mackenzie’s quick action saved the neighbor’s home from further damage as well as the pup’s life.
The Cape Coral Fire Department rewarded Mackenzie’s quick thinking by giving her a Community Recognition Coin.
Jumping in to save a life, be it human or dog, is a good thing. Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!