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 just the right time.
In Iowa, earlier this month, Colin Mitchell delivered a package. The weather was hot that day and he noticed two dogs swimming in the above ground pool in the yard, according to KCRG. Something felt off, so he knocked on the door to alert the owners. But there was no answer. After knocking louder and ringing the bell, Colin soon realized there was no one home and the dogs were unsupervised.
He decided he needed to do something, so he headed to the pool to investigate. When he did, he saw one dog hanging onto the side. and another dog was swimming around on top of the solar blanket. Colin ran the rest of the way to the pool and quickly took his shoes and socks off so he could get the dogs out.
The smaller dog, named Groot, Colin was able to get out easily. Remy, at 90 pounds, took a little more doing. The first attempt where Colin knelt on the deck and tried to rescue Remy failed and Remy swam to the other side of the pool. Colin didn’t want him swimming more than necessary, so got his legs in the pool, coaxed Remy to him, and pulled the pup out.
Once the dogs were back in the yard and doing ok, Colin went on to finish his route.
The next day, he stopped by to check on the dogs and the Marras, the dogs’ owners, were both shocked and grateful. The pool was locked off from the dogs but that day they somehow managed to jump the gate. They would have had another three hours in the pool before their owners returned home.
Jeff Marra said, “If it weren’t for him, we wouldn’t have dogs, that’s no question about it.”
The owners noted that both dogs were rescues and Colin had rescued them again. Both dogs appear to be unharmed by the adventure they shared.
UPS drivers are so often in the position to play hero and it seems they never fail to live up to the role. As the saying goes, not all heroes wear capes!
Being in the right place at the right time is something good. Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!