The story of a police officer who turned back to save an elderly couple’s pet dog after rescuing them from a fire at their apartment in Shanghai’s Qingpu district has been lighting up the web since photos of the scene were uploaded to Weibo by the Sichuan police department on January 10.
The officer, surnamed Zhou, later told reporters: “When I pulled the elderly couple out, they wanted to get back, telling me that their puppy was still trapped inside. To be honest, before I decided to turn back to the fire scene, I did hesitate for a second.”
The officer was both praised and called insane by netizens after he risked his life for the strangers’ pup. The officer, the elderly couple and the dog are all in good condition, fortunately.
The same cannot be said for the couple’s home.
By Luke Sun
[Images from ifeng via Weibo]