Watch: Hotel manager saves dog stuck outside moving elevator

GREENVILLE, South Carolina — A quick-thinking hotel manager saved a small dog from what could have been a gruesome death.

Ben Duke is the general manager at The Roadway Inn in Greenville, South Carolina. According to WYFF, he was walking out of a storage area at the hotel last week when a hotel guest was getting on the elevator with his leashed dog.

“The doors closed, and I guess he didn’t realize that his dog had wandered off,” Duke told WYFF.

“I just grabbed it, and struggled with it, then I guess adrenaline set in or something, and I snapped the leash right above my hand,” Duke said.

The rescue was captured on the hotel’s surveillance camera system.

Duke told WYFF the dog’s owner came back downstairs in tears.

“He was crying and was so grateful,” Duke said. “He just came up and hugged me. It was pretty crazy.”

“Everybody is calling me a hero, but I can’t imagine the other outcome,” Duke said. “I just did what you are supposed to do in this situation.”

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