WHITE HOUSE, TN- A mysterious Good Samaritan put himself in danger by running into a burning home and rescuing a family’s dog who was trapped inside.
According to WSMV, firefighters got the call just after 5 p.m. Saturday about a fast-moving fire at a home on Maxi Jones Road in White House, Tennessee.
At the time, the homeowners were out of town.
As the fire burned, a man watching the flames eat away at the house made a split-second decision that saved the dog from almost certain death.
The video was shot by Jimmy Nichols, a well-known keyboard player who has backed up artists from Reba McIntyre to Faith Hill.
“This guy in a gray Mustang pulls up says, ‘I do this for a living,’ and he runs in and he comes out about two minutes later with this beautiful dog in his arms, and it was incredible to see,” said Nichols.
But just as fast as this man appeared, he was gone.
“He got in his car and he left; it was so weird, he just took off,” said Nichols.
The dog was left with friends and neighbors.
“Literally 30 seconds after that guy got out, that roof collapsed,” said Nichols.
It was like a scene out of a movie, leaving neighbors shocked and wanting answers about who this man is. They want to thank him.
“He’s got the love and respect of this whole community,” said Nichols.
Investigators told Channel 4 News the fire is not suspicious and likely started in the attic.
Unfortunately, the home is a total loss and the three cats inside have still not been found.