Humans Keep Heartless Corporatocracy From Separating Man From the Dog Who Saved His Life

December 18, 2013 at 8:48 PM 2 comments

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Donations Allow Blind Man to Keep the Dog That Saved Him

A blind man who would have had to say goodbye to the guide dog that stayed by his side after a fall onto the New York City subway tracks will now get to keep his loyal companion of eight years.

Ever since Cecil Williams’ story aired Tuesday on “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” NBC News has received hundreds of inquiries from people wanting to help Williams, 61, keep his dog Orlando.

Williams fainted at the 125th Street platform in Manhattan on Tuesday, and as he tumbled forward, Orlando landed in the tracks alongside him. Orlando tried to rouse Williams, who was unconscious. They lay there as the train passed above them.

Both survived. But because Orlando is slated to retire in January, and Williams’ insurance won’t pay for a non-working dog, they would have had to part ways.

Now, thanks to several anonymous donations to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, all of Orlando’s expenses will be covered.

Excuse my language but brav-fucking-o.

What a great story.

(H/t Tim T.)


Entry filed under: Animals (Other Than Us), Corporatocracy.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. George  |  December 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    What a great story. You are my wife’s and my favorite blogger. We both really enjoy you. Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or both.

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  December 19, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Wow. Thank you George. Happy Holidays to the two of you as well.

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