Amazon employee, John Cassabria, was delivering a package when he heard splashing noises coming from the homeowner’s pool. He peeked inside the fence, and he noticed that there was a snout bobbing up and down in the water. He quickly realized that there was a dog in the pool, struggling to stay afloat.
In an instant, he dropped the package and hopped over the fence. It seemed like the dog was drowning, and there was no time to spare.
Above and beyond his duties
Once he was in the yard, John didn’t even bother to take off his clothes or remove his personal belongings in his pockets. He dove straight right in on the deep end of the pool and swam towards the dog. He said that the only thought in his mind at that time was the dog’s safety.
When he got near the Siberian Husky, he could see that he was already exhausted. He didn’t have any idea how long the dog had been trying to keep afloat. There was a good chance that the pooch was already losing his energy.
Once they got out of the pool John looked for a way to get in touch with the dog’s owners. When he finally got to talk to them, he learned that they have left several hours ago for their vacation. A dog sitter was scheduled to arrive that day.
John decided to stay with the dog, named Luka, until the sitter arrives. He wanted to make sure that nothing happened to the dog and that he would be fine. This is because the owners told him that Luka was already 14 years old and he has a medical condition affecting his hind legs.
This is probably why the dog couldn’t keep himself afloat.
Once the sitter arrived, John left as if nothing happened. He then proceeded to finish his deliveries that day.
The story didn’t end there though. Luka’s parents were so grateful that they wrote an email to Amazon, commending John for his heroic actions. The owners said that their dog is doing fine and that’s because of their courageous and wonderful employee.
To the couple, and many people who saw the story online, John is a hero.
Source: CBS Boston via Youtube