A viral video on Instagram shows a heroic individual risking his own safety to save a stranded dog from icy waters.
The video, posted by YouTube channel ViralHog, begins with a man dressed in just his underwear making his way towards a frozen lake.
The sound of a dog’s cries can be heard as the man approaches. Without hesitation, he walks into the lake, breaking through the ice to rescue the dog.
Despite the freezing temperatures, he is able to swim back to safety with the dog in tow, to the applause of those watching. The footage was shot at Kalmius lake in Donetsk, Ukraine, known for its harsh winter weather.
The man’s bravery was praised by viewers, with many referring to him as a hero. Some also expressed disappointment that more people didn’t act to save the dog and inquired about the well-being of both the dog and the rescuer. The video is a heartwarming reminder of the kindness and compassion of strangers.