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What a hero! This truly amazing TikTok video went viral of a man on thanksgiving breaking through ice to save a dog that had fallen through.


On thanksgiving my boyfriend saved a dog that fell through ice🤍 #rescue #fyp #ice #dog @austin.mccarthy

♬ original sound – Keirsten Slagle

The topless man wades through the frozen lake as he breaks the ice with his fists until he reaches the terrified dog. He finally reaches the dog and grabs him before quickly turning around to go back to shore as quickly as possible.

“Oh don’t let her go under,” someone shouts from behind the camera.

In the comments, Slagle said that “his whole body was cut up” from the ice.

The video posted by @mother.of.parrots3, the man’s girlfriend, has already racked up over five million views.

“Total respect for that man. Thank you for being courageous saving that dog.” one user commented.

“My body hurts watching him chop through the ice. What a HERO,” another said.

What a hero! This is truly amazing, and we are so glad that the man was able to go and reach the dog and save him!

According to national estimates, approximately 6.3 million companion animals are abandoned and enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. If you happen to notice an animal on the side of the road, whether or not the animal is injured, safely put on the hazard lights and pull your car completely off the road before attempting to rescue them, says the Humane Society.

Here are the full rescue tips that just may come in handy one day, and while you’re at it, sign this petition to demand all states make all animal abuse a felony now!

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