Here’s your daily dose of people doing good things in the world, with this brave and selfless act coming out of Scotts Valley in the form of a passing jogger saving animals from a burning home.
Paul Murphy was jogging past a home when he noticed smoke coming out of the top. He approached the front door and pressed the Ring camera doorbell, which connected him to the homeowner, who was not at home. He alerted the homeowner of the fire in their house she pleaded he help her animals inside. He was able to enter and save 2 dogs, 1 cat and a rabbit.
The exchange between Murphy and the homeowner was caught on the Ring camera:
PASSING JOGGER SAVES DOGS FROM FIRE— Garvin Thomas (@garvinthomas) November 16, 2021
When Paul Murphy saw smoke coming from a Scotts Valley home, he stopped and rang the doorbell.
The owner, who answered remotely, gave him the door code and pleaded with him to save her dogs.
So that's what he did.#BayAreaProud @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/rFVbXxm8RV
Not only was it brave for the man to approach the burning home, it was also a celebration of technology that the homeowner was able to open it while not on the premises. Without the Ring doorbell, the jogger wouldn’t have known the pets were inside and the homeowner wouldn’t have been able to open the door for him.
An uplifting story for everyone. Greta work Paul Murphy!