After Jesús Heuche fell from a tree while pruning in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, he woke up from unconsciousness with the company of a loyal friend: his dog Tony. The dog, who held his owner till the paramedics arrived, didn’t move from the 28-year-old’s side with his paws firmly on Heuche’s chest.
Tony also would not let emergency crew or police get near Heuche once they arrived. “He thought they wanted to do something to me,” he said.
The sweet moment between Tony and his owner was photographed after the bad fall on Monday and it went viral immediately after being published.
“At 06:07 p.m, a person who was pruning a tree in Balboa Street 2473 fell from it from a height of about 2 meters. The 28-year-old worker suffered slight head trauma, so he was transported by ambulance personnel with the SIEMPRE service. The entire time, the injured was accompanied by his pet TONY. Police and Civil Defense personnel were present,” said the post.
In the photos, Heuche is seen on the ground with a blanket and neck brace as his pet lies on him in a protective manner; and when he is being transported into the ambulance, the dog stays by his side.
“I woke up because I had my son, the dog, on top of me,” said Heuche. “I give him all my love and he gives me everything back.”
Jesus, who is now recovering from a head injury, found his pup on the street four years ago and he now follows him everywhere.