It’s amazing when fate decides to repay people’s good deeds. Whether or not you believe in karma, one thing is for sure: a good deed will always have its benefits. This is one important lesson that an animal shelter volunteer had learned when her son went missing up in the mountains of Rhode Island.
Seven years earlier, the pup Ruby was having trouble finding her forever home. She has been returned several times, and the families that adopted her stated that her behavior was unmanageable. Because of this, she was queued up for euthanasia. Two hours before her supposed demise, Patricia Inman stepped in.
Patricia got in touch with her friends at the Rhode Island State Police. Ruby ended up being partnered with Officer Daniel O’Neal. It was tough at first for Daniel, as the other K9 officers have pups that are bred for police work, while he had to work extra hard to train Ruby.
But he never gave up, and soon enough, Ruby was certified as a police dog. Over the years, Ruby and Officer O’Neal have found many missing persons, and they have rescued several lives. All the hard work they did during the training period really paid off. Then one day, they were called to search for a hiker up in the mountains.
The hiker has been missing for over 36 hours. Good thing he always hikes in the same area, as this helped the police force to narrow down the area where to look for him. Moments later, Ruby has found the hiker. He is alive, but unconscious, and is seriously injured.
He was to the hospital to receive treatment, and after EMTs took care of him, he survived the ordeal. When the hiker’s mom thanked Officer O’Neal, she asked about the canine officer. She started crying as the woman turned out to be Patricia. The same woman who saved Ruby’s life seven years ago. Because of her kind act, her son is still alive today. A simple act of kindness can really go a long way.