A biker rushed into action after seeing a dog being thrown from its owner’s car onto the road — and the friendship that resulted from the shocking incident that quickly went viral.
Brandon Turnbow took to Facebook to share the story of the day he met the dog that became his best friend.
“Was riding out to meet dad this morning an saw a vehicle pulled over on 171 with a worthless piece of crap beating an innocent little white dog. I watched in my rear view and saw this guy throw the dog into the air curbside and drive off,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
“I went after the guy just to give him a number one sign. And I now have a Co pilot- Meet Mr. DAVIDSON.”
Along with the post, Turnbow shared two pictures of himself and Mr. Davidson riding along after the terrifying ordeal that brought them together.
Turnbow later elaborated on the situation in another post, describing in detail what he witnessed:
“I see the opposite side passenger door flies open and the man knocks this little white dog up into the air and onto his back in the ditch. I was in shock at that point seeing this little harmless dog on his back in convulsions from the blow… So I go straight to the place where the dog was and find the dog standing about two feet from the highway where the vehicles were passing. I’m scared he is going to dart out and get hit but he doesn’t thank God.
I jump off my bike and just kneel down beside him and start talking to him. He slowly steps closer shaking like crazy and his breathing was very heavy. I take a chance and just fold my body over him to see if he will bite or trust me. He then just lays his body into me shaking so I just stand up with him in my arms and sit him on the bike seat.”
Turnbow, a musician and songwriter, was so moved by his newfound friend that he wrote a song and shot a music video in tribute to him.
“Thank you so much for saving Mr Davidson….YOUR A TRUE HERO & I believe that God put you on the road when he did @ that time so you could save him!! Fate pops into our lives when we least expect it…he’s such a handsome boy & now he knows what true unconditional Lubbs is….THANK YOU!” one reader commented on Turnbow’s post after it began circulating on social media.
“Bless your sweet heart!! Hope the sorry assed bastard gets what is coming to him. Hope he gets hit by a truck one day, doesn’t kill him but breaks his leg and arm bones, and also fractures his back and his stupid assed skull,” another added.
“What a beautiful thing wish he would of kicked the guy’s but and throw him in the air and jump on his bike to take off. Thanks for looking out for the dog. Remember dogs are family,” another wrote on Facebook.