Guide Dog Reunited With the Handler He Saved

Last summer, we shared the tragic but heartwarming story of Figo, a guide dog who jumped in front of a bus to save his blind handler.

The Golden Retriever was crossing the street with his handler, Audrey Stone, in Brewster, New York, on the morning of Monday, June 8, when the bus driver failed to yield, The Journal News originally reported.

Stone, who suffered a few fractures during the accident, described Figo’s actions as Superman-like. He fractured a leg in the incident.

“The dog took a lot of the blow," Brewster Police Chief Del Gardo said. "And he did not want to leave her side. He stood right with her. He was there to save her."

According to WCBS 880 news radio, the pair was finally reunited today after they both underwent four months of recovery. Figo was treated at Middlebranch Veterinary.

“I was glad to see him, you know,” Stone told WCBS. “I told him he’s home, so he knows he’s home.”

Hear a radio interview with Stone by WCBS.

See the original story in the video below: