The young man was in the right place at the right time to save the life of the shih tzu dog.
The Brazilian hero, who lives in an apartment building, was about to enter the building when he noticed a small puppy climbing the balcony railing. He immediately realized that the puppy was in real danger. So he rushed to the parking lot to try to do something about it.
The next moment, the dog fell from the balcony of the 9th floor.
«I asked for a towel or a sheet to help somehow, but there wasn’t enough time,» Joao said.
«Then she fell from the ninth floor. I knew I couldn’t catch her, but I knew I could soften the fall.»
The daredevil managed to catch the helpless dog in his arms. Despite falling from a height of more than 100 feet, the puppy surprisingly remained unharmed.
«I was on the ground for a few seconds, but it was a relief,» the hero said. «I think I was in the right place at the right time. I did everything I could to help. It was a joint effort with the caretaker, who acted quickly to help the dog. It was a happy ending.»
Fortunately, neither the dog nor its rescuer were injured after this dramatic adventure. The dog owner, on the other hand, was a little scared.
But soon after, he put a safety net on his balcony. Now her happy dog can safely admire the view from the balcony of his 9th floor.