New York, June 15: This incident took place in New York, USA where a dog jumped in front of a moving bus just to save its owner. Figo, an 8-year- old golden retriever, tried its best to save his owner, Ms Stone.
The minibus, which was carrying kindergarten children, hit Ms Stone and Figo. The driver of the bus, however, claimed that he did not notice the pair crossing the road.
While, Ms Stone suffered three broken ribs, a fractured right elbow, a cut to her head and a fractured ankle; Figo, luckily, escaped with only a broken front leg which is now in a splint.
An eyewitness of the incident was quoted as saying, "I don't know if (the driver) thought (Stone) was going to move faster, but it looks like the dog tried to take most of the hit for her."
62-year-old Ms Stone, who is visually impaired, has been living with Figo for last six years. Eyewitnesses, who brought Ms Stone and Figo to hospital, said, "He needs the Purple Heart from the President."
Meanwhile, Ms Stone was quoted as saying, "He protects me, loves me and vice versa. We just have a strong connection."