A heart-stopping scene played out recently on a busy Los Angeles freeway when a Good Samaritan, Nurse Amber Streid, came to a halt in the middle of traffic to rescue a runaway dog. The drama was captured in a video that is as gripping as it is heartwarming.
In the video, a terrified puppy dashes down the highway, trying to evade capture. Several drivers pull over in an attempt to stop the dog, but the little one is too fast. That’s when Streid comes into the picture.
A seasoned nurse, Streid had just finished a grueling 12-hour shift. As she drove down the right lane of the freeway, she noticed the dog running loose and decided to intervene. She stopped her car, opened the door, and the little dog hopped right in!
It was a moment of relief for everyone on the road. Streid later recounted that other drivers applauded as they saw the dog safely in her car. Once the dog was in her care, Streid noticed it had blood on its feet, likely from running on the busy freeway. She called a mobile vet, who treated the little pup for minor injuries.
After checking for a microchip, the vet found no identification for the dog. But it was not long before the owner was located. Jay, the dog’s owner, was overjoyed to be reunited with his pet. He explained that he had left the dog, named Pretty, with his in-laws for the weekend, but she had managed to escape from the yard through a hole in the fence.
Streid, who has four rescue dogs, grew fond of Pretty during their brief time together. She even mused about setting up a playdate for her dogs with the newly rescued pup.
This video is a testament to the power of compassion and quick thinking in moments of crisis. It’s a reminder that sometimes, it only takes one person to make a difference. We can all learn from Nurse Amber Streid’s heroic actions and strive to be kinder, braver, and more willing to take action when we see a fellow creature in need.
If you haven’t watched the video yet, we highly recommend you do so. It’s a moment of pure heroism that will warm your heart and inspire you to do more good in the world. And if you have watched it already, we encourage you to share it with your friends and family on social media. Because at the end of the day, moments like this are worth sharing because they remind us of the goodness in the world and encourage us to be better people.