ATLANTA -- Despite suffering life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car, a guide dog saved the life of his owner's child, leading a family to call him a hero.
On Monday, Dave Furukawa, who is visually impaired, was walking his young son to school along with Simon. As the trio crossed Brownwood Avenue, witnesses saw a car run a stop sign and strike the 80-pound Boxer, then Furukawa.
Bystanders have told the Furukawa family that Simon's protective instinct kicked in, despite injuries that would prove to be fatal.
h/t James Woods