Are humans the only animal species who exhibit selfless compassion for others?
Theresa111 Oh God! You just made my heart go into my throat and I am boo hoo ing! A true hero! sniff sniff sniff
DesignOnDesign Lucky the emergency services came along just in time ... that dog was going to eat the other poor injured dog. Shoo! Bold doggy!
infurl Do human beings exhibit selfless compassion for others the way other animal species do?
GreenLady7 I've seen this before, and found the heroism of the second dog quite remarkable, but not unique. In my search through the internet for such videos, have seen so many instances of animal bravery and love in circumstances which would have had humans "turning tail" and running away. How many of us would dash out into traffic like that to save a friend?
Theresa111 I was a lifeguard and had to go in and save. It was only for a summer but, once a lifeguard, always a lifeguard. I have been watching over others for so long. I might just have to go in. Sometimes I surprise myself. Hopefully I won't have any more tests.
markgeller Another recent example - Alaskan dog honored last week for leading state troopers to its house which was engulfed in flames http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FTwMaR2scY
TheBoo @markgeller - wow o_0 thanks for sharing. That was awesome :)
Jayme a squirrel
markgeller Amazing! Tears at heart strings. And just a couple of days ago in NYC people walked around a man dying on the sidewalk after he was stabbed coming to the aid of a woman who was being mugged. He died on the street.
TheBoo @Jayme - Thanks for sharing, was kind of depressing though... no happy ending there. :(
@markgeller - that same incident was what led me to post this video that I'd remembered seeing several months ago. It pretty much had me asking the same question @infurl asked earlier in this thread.
Jayme @Boo sorry, --it was sad. I liked yours though.
@Mark, I cant believe that.
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