A blind man and his dog are both lucky to be alive today.
On Tuesday morning, Cecil Williams, a 61-year-old blind Brooklyn man, was on his way to the dentist when he began to feel faint.
While he was waiting on a Manhattan subway platform for the the next train to arrive, he lost consciousness — and tumbled onto the tracks below.
Williams' seeing-eye dog, an 11-year-old black Labrador retriever named Orlando, barked frantically for help, then leapt onto the tracks after him, trying to wake his owner.
"He went down, and the dog jumped down," said witness Matthew Martin. "He wasn’t pulled. He was kissing him, trying to get him to move."
"He was definitely this man's best friend. When the train was coming, the dog didn't move," another witness, Ana Quinones, 53, of Morningside Heights, told the New York Post. "The dog was loyal to his master. He tried to save him. He was trying to pull him away when he was too close to the edge. He risked his own life to save his owner."
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