GOOD

Random Act Of Sport: Hotel Manager Saves Dog Stuck In Elevator

‘I just grabbed it, and struggled with it, then I guess my adrenaline set in’

Last month, Ben Duke, the general manager of the Roadside Inn in Greenville, South Carolina, was monitoring a hallway when he noticed a leashed Jack Russell terrier without an owner. The guest holding the leash had just boarded the hotel’s elevator, and the dog, named Boo Boo, was left outside.


As the elevator rose, the leash started to pull the puppy. Duke sprang into action, grabbing the leash and attempting to rip it before it strangled Boo Boo.

“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 my adrenaline set in or something, and I snapped the leash right above my hand.”

After the struggle, Duke set Boo Boo down. As the dog scurried off, Duke covered his mouth with his hands, seemingly in shock.

“The dog was scared and fought me pretty hard,” Duke said. “In fact, he scratched me pretty good on my face. I don’t blame him. It was pretty scary.”

Boo Boo’s owner was crying when he returned downstairs. After seeing the dog alive alive, the guest hugged the hotel manager.

“I was just reacting and doing what I was supposed to do in that situation,” Duke said. “Everybody is calling me a hero, but I can’t imagine the other outcome.”

In “Random Act of Sport,” GOOD highlights extraordinary athletic feats by ordinary folk.

Sports

Some beauty pageants, like the Miss America competition, have done away with the swimsuit portions of the competitions, thus dipping their toes in the 21st century. Other aspects of beauty pageants remain stuck in the 1950s, and we're not even talking about the whole "judging women mostly on their looks" thing. One beauty pageant winner was disqualified for being a mom, as if you can't be beautiful after you've had a kid. Now she's trying to get the Miss World competition to update their rules.

Veronika Didusenko won the Miss Ukraine pageant in 2018. After four days, she was disqualified because pageant officials found out she was a mom to 5-year-old son Alex, and had been married. Didusenko said she had been aware of Miss World's rule barring mother from competing, but was encouraged to compete anyways by pageant organizers.

Keep Reading Show less

One mystery in our universe is a step closer to being solved. NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched last year to help scientists understand the sun. Now, it has returned its first findings. Four papers were published in the journal Nature detailing the findings of Parker's first two flybys. It's one small step for a solar probe, one giant leap for mankind.



It is astounding that we've advanced to the point where we've managed to build a probe capable of flying within 15 million miles from the surface of the sun, but here we are. Parker can withstand temperatures of up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and travels at 430,000 miles per hour. It's the fastest human-made vehicle, and no other human-made object has been so close to the sun.

Keep Reading Show less
via Sportstreambest / Flickr

Since the mid '90s the phrase "God Forgives, Brothers Don't" has been part of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's football team's lexicon.

Over the past few years, the team has taken the field flying a black skull-and-crossbones flag with an acronym for the phrase, "GFBD" on the skull's upper lip. Supporters of the team also use it on social media as #GFBD.

Keep Reading Show less
Culture