Just after boarding his school bus a few minutes after 7 a.m. last week, a Florida teen glanced back at his family’s home and realized there was thick, gray smoke coming from his family’s home.
“We see my house is on fire and the bus driver stopped and I run out of the bus and I go open the front door,” said Mike Assi, who jumped off the bus and sprinted to the burning home since his beloved dog was still inside. However, after opening the front door, he realized there was no way he’d be able to go in the home.
“I start yelling for my dog’s name because I knew he was in there. He wouldn’t come out the front door. There was a lot of pitch-black smoke,” Mike said. “I go through the backyard, I open the back door and I start yelling for him. He comes out through the backyard. He sat in the backyard… he wouldn’t move. We were too close to the house. I had to pick him up to bring out through the front yard.”
Thanks to Mike’s quick thinking, the family dog named Zack managed to survive the fire, which destroyed every last thing that was in the home.”I sleep with him, he’s my sister’s, but I grew up with him… he’s family,” said the 14-year-old, who never hesitated to save his dog even though he could have been injured. “I wasn’t going to leave him.”
Thankfully, Mike and Zack were immediately checked out by the emergency crew and both walked away from the extreme fire without a scratch.
Watch the entire video below to see how incredibly brave this boy was when he realized his best friend was in danger.
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