Peggy Edwards posted a story on Facebook that revolutionized the internet. As WJAR reported to NBC10, he saw a small dog frightened by a car and hunkered down inside a tunnel.

He tried to help, but he was afraid to scare the dog even more into the tunnel. That’s when he called Woonsocket Police. Soon, Officer Joe Brasil came to the rescue.

Peggy Edwards/Facebook

Without hesitation he took off his shoes and socks and entered the tunnel.

Comment text on the image:

“I wanted to share this picture with everyone I can… On Sat. April 30th, a little dog was running free and was frightened by a passing car. It ran into a tunnel that a nearby brook flows through. She was stuck about 20-25 ft in and was clinging to the side. We tried to help but were afraid of scaring her further in. A call to Woonsocket police and fire depts sent Officer Joe Brazil to the rescue. He went in without hesitation and came out with a very wet, scared little dog. Great guy, Lucky dog. We are very happy he was able to save the little gal. With all the negatives people post and say about police, I thought we should see a positive moment. It may not seem like much to most people but it meant a lot to us and to that scared little dog, it made a world of difference as certain death was at the end of that tunnel. Thank you Officer Brazil…hope the dog is doing well.”

What a hero!

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