One hotel general manager from South Carolina is used to working around the clock to ensure his guests have a good stay, but recently went above and beyond for a guest whose dog was second away from death.
Ben Duke, the general manager at the Roadway Inn, had just walked out of a storage area and watched as a guest walked on the elevator. However, as the doors closed, Duke noticed the man’s dog was still in the hallway. “The doors closed, and I guess he didn’t realize that his dog had wandered off,” Duke said.
Duke realized the dog’s leash must have gotten caught on something in the elevator as he watched the small pup named Boo Boo get dragged across the floor. And just as Boo Boo started getting pulled off the ground, Duke jumped to action and grabbed the terrified pup who began scratching at his face. “I don’t blame him. It was pretty scary,” Duke said. “I just grabbed it, and struggled with it, then I guess adrenaline set in or something, and I snapped the leash right above my hand.”
Luckily, Duke managed to save Boo Boo at the last second, and soon after his owner came running down the stairs frantically after realizing what had happened. “He was crying and was so grateful. He just came up and hugged me. It was pretty crazy. Everybody is calling me a hero, but I can’t imagine the other outcome,” Duke said. “I was just reacting and doing what I was supposed to do in that situation.”
Watch the entire video below to see the heart stopping moment this man saved a dog seconds away from being killed by an elevator.
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