A train driver from Chile has been hailed a hero after bringing his huge locomotive to a halt to prevent a terrified dog chained to a railroad track from getting run over.
The train driver filmed the moment, which was published by Metro, after he made the emergency stop as he climbed down from his cab and freed the poor animal.
The train driver is heard saying in the video, “How can there be people so bad? Who leave little dogs tied up on the tracks?
“You cannot do that. I hope someday the human race changes.”
The incident took place in Llay-Llay, in the central region of Valparaiso, according to The Mirror.
Llay-Llay mayor Edgardo Gonzalez was cited in the report as saying that an investigation had been launched. Gonzalez reportedly vowed to file a criminal complaint against whoever tied the dog to the tracks and apparently left it to suffer a gruesome death.
The incident took place in the town of Llay-Llay, in the central region of Valparaiso, Chile