Man Becomes Viral Hero After Rescuing Neighbor’s Dog That Got Stuck In Elevator Doors

Man Becomes Viral Hero After Rescuing Neighbor’s Dog That Got Stuck In Elevator Doors

Man Becomes Viral Hero After Rescuing Neighbor’s Dog That Got Stuck In Elevator Doors


A Texas man becomes viral hero for rescuing his neighbor’s dog after its leash got caught in an elevator door. Their apartment security cameras captured the rescue.

Johnny Mathis, 27, lives on the ground floor of his community so he took the elevator up to his floor.

He was walking towards his apartment when he saw his neighbor and her dog waiting outside their building’s shared elevator.

Mathis watched the woman and her dog were trying to get on.

Man Becomes Viral Hero After Rescuing Neighbor’s Dog That Got Stuck In Elevator Doors
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“When she got on, I was looking at the dog, because it was a cute dog,” Mathis told CNN. “I noticed the leash was kinda long but I didn’t think it wasn’t going to make it on the elevator or anything.”

But then, he noticed that her Pomeranian did not make it inside before the doors started closing. The elevator started moving towards a different floor, lifting the little dog from the ground by his leash.

Once he saw the owner was gone and it was still stuck there alone, he quickly came back to pick up the little pup.

“Y’all I’m shaking!!!” Mathis wrote on Twitter. “I just saved a dog on a leash that didn’t make it onto the elevator with the owner before the door closed! I just happened to turn around as the door closed and it started to lift off the ground I got the leash off in time,” he tweeted.

As soon as the elevator doors shut, Mathis said the dog’s owner could be heard frantically crying. And when the owner returned back to the ground floor, Mathis said she was so thankful but still visibly upset and couldn’t stop crying.

Mathis quickly went viral online, after posted the amazing rescue that was captured on the building’s security camera footage. “Instinct just kicked in, I just grabbed that leash,” he told ABC 13.

Finally, watch the incredible scene…

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H/T: edition.cnn.com