Simba is a hero
Meet Simba – a kind-hearted pit bull with a warm and friendly personality.
Unfortunately, some people are scared of Simba simply due to his breed.
However, this pooch proved them wrong.
Simba lives in a block of apartments with his owner, Arjanit.
Although to dog always approaches his neighbours in a friendly way, many of them would be careful to avoid him.
There was one neighbor in particular who seemed particularly cold toward Simba – an elderly lady living on the floor below.
“He always tried to greet her, but she called him mean and looked at him with fear,” Arjanit told The Dodo. “She never liked him because he was a ‘bad’ breed.”
One day, Arjanit and Simba came home after a walk when they walked past the neighbor’s apartment on their way up the stairs. It was at this moment that Simba started acting strangely.
“He stopped,” Arjanit said. “He began to bark and run to the door where the neighbor lives. I pulled the leash but he refused to come.”
Simba would not leave, so Arankit picked him up. That was when he heard a faint sound coming from inside.
“I heard a weak voice shout for help,” Arjanit recalled. “She said, ‘Please don’t go.’”
Luckily the door was unlocked so Arjanit was able to get in and find his neighbor collapsed on the floor.
“She had broken her hip and been in her home for a while,” Arjanit said.
She had been unable to move for two long days.
Simba sensed that her life was in danger and got to her just in time.
Arjanit called an ambulance and waited with the neighbor until it arrived.
Her life had been saved by Simba, a dog she had never previously warmed up to.
Of course, that all changed in a moment!
“She said, ‘Thank you for hearing me.’ I thought she was talking to me at first,” Arjanit recalled. “But then she said, ‘No, not you — the nice doggie.’”
Others in the building have recognised that Simba is a hero and they have been showering him with treats and gifts.
Arjanit hopes his dog’s actions that day will lead to a shift in attitudes.
“I know Simba is a wonderful dog,” Arjanit said.
“But I hope this event will make people see bully breeds differently. We, as human beings, must deserve their loyalty and love.”