Quick-Thinking Soldier Goes Viral After Saving Tiny Puppy From Drowning (Video)

6/10/2017

Heavy flooding in the Thai capital of Bangkok during typhoon season brought parts of the city to a standstill in late September. Many people's homes and businesses were inundated as a record level of rain poured.25-year-oldWeeraphon Sukudom was part of a squad of soldiers deployed to help those affected. The group was searching through a flooded garage when suddenly, they saw a tiny shape in the water. It was a puppy, only 2 days old, lying on his back, apparently dead.

Source: Facebook/Tongchana Paeloy

According to the soldiers, the little thing had already turned blue, after floating away from his stronger brothers and sisters. It could have been where he took his final breaths. But Sukudom leapt into action, scooping the puppy up and lying him on his back on a table.He started to give the puppy a heart massage and CPR, testing out skills that he had learned years before but never used. For 3 tense minutes, it looked like the little guy was a goner. But Sukudom didn't give up hope and continued to treat the puppy.

Source: Facebook/Tongchana Paeloy

Then, miraculously, he started to breathe. The selfless soldier had saved the puppy's life.One of his colleagues filmed the rescue and posted it to Facebook, where it quickly went viral. The touching video has been seen more than 13 million times and shared over 100,000 times, with thousands of people thanking Sukudom for his quick thinking.Happily, the little puppy, named Champion, hasn't only kept his life, but found a new home with his rescuer. Sukudom decided to adopt the pup, telling the media:

It's very lucky we found him in time. It's like a miracle he's alive now. I'll look after him and feed him to get his strength back. 

Watch the video of the adorable rescue below:https://www.facebook.com/PUEN.siamU/videos/pcb.1574820895894489/1574820319227880/?type=3&theater

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