In the midst of life-threatening floods in Peru, kindness made the news.
Reporter Aaron Rodriguez stopped live coverage of the flooded streets of Piura to rescue a dog struggling to stay afloat.
According to The Independent, Rodriguez had traveled to the northern region of Piura for his broadcasting company, Latina Noticias, to report on the dangerous flooding in the area. While doing his job standing waist deep in water, he noticed an exhausted dog swimming desperately while searching for land.
Rodriguez temporarily abandoned the story at hand. Holding his microphone, mobile phone, and cables in one hand, he grabbed the dog with his other and then waded them both to safety.
The BBC reported on March 28 that 15 hours of heavy downpour, the most rain the region had seen in a decade, caused the floods. Four people drowned and 500 had to be evacuated from the town of Catacaos.
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