A man in India came across a dog drowning in a river. Being a kind soul, he wanted to help, but didn’t know how to swim. Instead of walking away or trying to go get help, as time was of the essence, he thought outside the box, and used his turban to pull the dog out of the river.
The man’s name is Sarwan Singh, and it was while he was driving along the river in Punjab that he came across the drowning dog. The poor creature was trying desperately to stay afloat in the water, but Singh could tell that the dog was getting tired. There were other people in the area, just staring at the dog and doing nothing in the way of assisting. Singh knew that if he didn’t do something, then the dog would surely die, and that’s something he simply couldn’t bear to stand by and watch.
There was only one thing that hindered Singh’s rescue efforts, and that was the fact that he didn’t know how to swim. The 28-year-old man had never really done it before, so it’s understandable he’d be trepidatious about simply diving into the river. He then thought to himself that he could get into the water just a bit, and toss his turban the rest of the way out to the dog.
The dog then grabbed the piece of cloth with it’s mouth. Singh was then able to pull the dog over to him. Once he could grab the dog, he got the both of them out of the river and onto dry land.
“The moment I started taking off my turban, people watching around were shocked,” Singh said. “They thought I was disrespecting my faith, but what was important at that point was to save the animal’s life.”