This is an unbelievable story...
A 21-year old Russian man daringly broke through ice covering a frigid river to save a dog that had been trapped.
Courtesy of ABC News and Reddit ...
"The cameraman was driving and pulled over for 3 guys with the broken car. While they were talking, they spotted something struggling in the river. A bystander, Ivan of 21 years, jumped in and rescued that stray dog. When they got to the shore, the dog was scared and took off. Ivan works at the local wood cutting company. He was not accepted into military due to his heart condition, but still jumped into the freezing water.
Ivan warmed up a bit in the car and then asked the guys to buy him some vodka to warm up more. They drove to the groceries where they saw the dog again. It was a sign from above. They bought some vodka for Ivan, sausage for the dog, named him Rex, and Ivan took him. Let's wish long years for both of them. After such an extreme experience, they won't part."
So first Ivan pulls over to help some guys on the side of the road - then helps a dog in need. We need more Ivans in this world!
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