Story By: Sibel Abdiu, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN
This is the moment a besuited motorist slams on the brakes in the middle of a motorway to help a stray dog to safety.
The eccentric man’s dangerous act of kindness was caught on CCTV cameras in Turkey’s biggest city of Istanbul.
The driver pulled up after spotting the dog near the central reservation of the busy motorway from where it was unable to reach the other side.
As other motorists are seen being forced to pull up behind him, the man gets out of his car and goes to help the dog.
The man, seen wearing a smart business suit, escorts the mutt across the road while holding up his arms to make other drivers give way.
His good deed ends with the stray dog successfully making its way across the motorway and ducking under the crash barrier.
The video was spotted and shared on social media by Murat Kazanasmaz, who works for the city’s traffic department.
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He commented: “What a good thing – a gentleman takes the dog in the middle of the road to a safe place.”
Netizens also queued up to congratulate the man such as ‘Mehmet Yilmaz’ who said: “Well Done! This is a real human!”
‘Aslankral Murat Durdagi Ulug’ agreed: “Life is so simple actually, if we only did what we are supposed to do, everybody would live peacefully.”
However, ‘aliye_’ argued: “Now is this the right thing? What about the vehicles that came behind? If they came too fast, there would be injuries! Please don’t encourage such things!”
Istanbul is famous for its thousands of stray dogs and cats which are mostly well cared for by local residents who put out food and warm bedding for them in winter.