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This UPS Driver Did Something Absolutely Unthinkable To Rescue A Dog On His Route

How far out of your way would you go to rescue the helpless?

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How far out of your way would you go to rescue the helpless? Or, more specifically, how much danger would you allow yourself to be in so you could save a life?

We expect these considerations to be made when someone becomes a police officer, a firefighter, or a soldier, but even those in civilian occupations find themselves in situations where these questions need to be asked.

For Ryan Arens, a UPS delivery driver, there was absolutely no question. When he encountered a dog who would certainly have died without his help, Arens was ready to risk his own life in order to save her.

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“Animals are my weakness. It was the highlight of my 14-year UPS career,” Arens said, recalling the incredible incident to the Great Falls Tribune.

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On an ordinary route in Bozeman, Montana, Arens said he saw a distressed dog howling and crying from a frozen pond.

Arens quickly delivered the package in his hands and rushed over to the pond where he found the dog “screaming and going crazy.”

“I could see the dog trapped about 10-15 feet off of shore, with ice all around it,” he said. An older man on a boat was on the scene trying to get to the dog but, Arens explained, he was unable to chip away at all the ice in order to reach the dog.

Without a moment’s hesitation, Arens sprang into action to save the terrified animal.

“I stripped to my boxers and got the guy out of the boat. Then, I slid the boat out onto the ice, using it to distribute my weight,” he said. “I shimmed out to where the ice was thin.”

Arens came closer and closer to the dog before the boat crashed through the thin ice. It’s then that Arens says he saw that the dog “was starting to go under,” so he swam through the frigid water to reach her.

The brave delivery driver was able to grab the dog’s collar and pull her to the thicker ice and back to safety where a bystander offered the freezing pair a blanket. Arens and the thankful pup were welcomed into the boater’s warm home while they awaited help from first responders.

As a UPS guy, Arens has surely made someone’s day at least a handful of times throughout his career, but this day topped them all. “Animals are my weakness,” he said. “It was the highlight of my 14-year UPS career.”

“This dog had a whole lot of life left in her, and I’m really glad I was able to act when I did,” Arens said, describing Sadie, the wirehaired pointing griffon. “She’s a sweetheart.”

While Sadie couldn’t use words to express her thankfulness to Arens for his incredible courage, a chance reunion when he came to deliver a package to her family’s home became her chance to say—or bark—”thank you.”

“She must have remembered me,” Arens said warmly of the dog, who was barking excitedly when she saw him again. “It sure made me feel good.”

 

 

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Do-Good Hip Hop Legend Taunts College Scammers After Daughter Accepted to USC

What a world we live in where sitcom actresses are going to federal prison and gangster-rappers are bragging on their daughters and building schools.

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It’s not often that hardcore, gangster-rappers find themselves in the position that Dr. Dre is in, and that is what makes him so special. You see, when it comes to the entertainment industry’s elite, there seems to be no end to the depravity.  We hear sordid and salacious tales of Hollywood’s dark corners all of the time, including a recent story in which actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were arrested on major fraud charges. Loughlin and her husband allegedly agreed to pay $500,000 to improve their children’s chances of getting admitted into USC. The actress is one of about 40 people who have been charged in the scandal. Actress Felicity Huffman was also named in the indictment. The aforementioned Dr. Dre was not named in that scandal, and proudly took to social media to poke fun at the situation, while also bragging about his daughter’s acceptance into USC. https://www.instagram.com/p/BvX1OLwJljR/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet And that’s not even the tip of the iceberg of Dre’s positivity. Dre, who is from Compton, has made multiple donations to schools in Southern California, including a $10 million donation to Compton High School for a performing arts complex in 2017 and a $70 million donationto USC to create a new arts, technology and business academy in 2013. The latter gift came from both Dre and music producer-turned-entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine. What a world we live in where sitcom actresses are going to federal prison and gangster-rappers are bragging on their daughters and building schools.  

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New Zealand Madman Bravely Chased by ‘Good Guy’ with a Gun

As with any act of gruesome horror, there is always a shining light, somewhere in the darkness, that rekindles our belief in the human spirit.

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 The sheer horror and terror of what has occurred in New Zealand stands at such close proximity at this time, that it is difficult to fully gauge its gravity. It has certainly shocked the nation itself, as New Zealand isn’t known as a dangerous, or even particularly excitable, place.  The serene and unfathomably gorgeous surroundings, along with the California-like dichotomy of beaches and ski mountains within hours of one another, lends the Kiwis the unmistakeable air of “chill” that one normally reserves for Malibu or San Diego. In fact, this rampage claimed the lives of more New Zealanders than an entire year of homicides would have in the country. But, as with any act of gruesome horror, there is always a shining light, somewhere in the darkness, that rekindles our belief in the human spirit. https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1106407956122263552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1106407956122263552&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2Fpolitics%2F2019%2F03%2F14%2Freport-good-guy-gun-chased-shot-new-zealand-attackers%2F That’s right; a good guy with a gun.  It’s the same story that we hear time and again, all over the globe, and it rings fundamentally true in nearly all aspects of life. It is not enough to hope and pray for the bad guys to turn the other cheek.  No; we must also hope and pray that good men will not stand aside and do nothing in the face of such evil.  And, by God, let’s hope they’re armed.  

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