Seconds before heartache: Heroic neighbour rescues boy from danger
A family has been left counting their blessings after security footage revealed the seconds disaster struck for a 6-year-old boy playing with two other children.
The video shows three children playing at the bottom of a driveway in Texas, US, when one of the boys bent down to greet a dog that wandered over.
However, when the young child leaned over, the dog launched and knocked him over before climbing on top of him.
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The two other children ran towards their homes as the six-year-old struggled to overpower the dog – until thankfully, a neighbour intervened.
Springing into action, the dog lost interest in the boy and instead chases the man who successfully distracted hm.
Local news station KHOU11 identified the neighbour as Grant Brown, who suffered cuts to his hand in the ordeal.
The dog ran away and the young victim was recorded running to safety in his home.
The canine was reportedly handed over to the city’s County Animal Control.