You don’t need a cape to be a hero. We all know that dogs are man’s best friend, that they are loyal and would do anything to protect their humans. But one unsuspecting pup had no idea that he would become a hero during a robbery!
In this case, our superhero was a stray dog who was snoozing close to a robbery. He woke up and ran to save the day! Let’s check adorable gas station pooch, Randy.
20. A Furry Hero
Heroes come in all sizes and shapes, and this one is both fluffy and cute. But don’t you think that his adorable temperament makes him too friendly with the bad guys! Thanks to his instinct, he gets to save a man’s life! Here’s how it all started…
19. The Stray
Randy is a stray that roamed around a gas station. The employees saw how malnourished and uncared for he was and decided to take him in and give him some love. They had no idea that Randy will become their hero!
18. A Skittish Dog
Two years before the incident employees from a gas station in Tamaulipas, Mexico saw a stray dog that regularly visited them. He was emaciated and skittish and would run away when someone tried to approach him. Employees had to earn his trust…
17. Patience and Love
It took a while until the kind employees earned the stray’s trust. He was surely mistreated in the past and didn’t trust people, but he slowly got closer to the humans that left water and food for him.
Who knew this would lead to the pooch saving a person’s life?
16. They Adopted Randy!
Once Randy let the humans approach him, the gas station decided to make them their pet and adopted him. Here’s what the owner of the station said in an interview with the Dodo…
15. “He Lives Here”
In an interview with the Dodo, Gerardo Aguilar said that they fed, bathed and took Randy to the vet to give him vaccines and all the care he needed: “We adopted him. Now he lives here, and is cared for by all the workers.”
14. The Furry Colleague
Randy received his name and became the furry colleague everyone already loved. But nobody thought that their effort would be repaid through this dog’s heroic act. Check out the next photos from the night of the robbery!
13. Sound Asleep
Randy was sleeping in the warehouse during the night when two armed robbers appeared. Noises and commotions woke him up. He wasn’t a guard dog, and nobody thought Randy would protect his territory like he did that night!
12. The Robbers Appear
The robbers run to the attendant and urge him to open the office and give the cash. When the employee resists, the two armed men push him to the ground and begin kicking him so that he would give in. But this doesn’t last long…
11. Born to Be a Hero
The hero took a little to appear, probably wondering what was with the noise. Randy was never taught to defend people or chase away thieves, but he would soon prove that he didn’t need training like other dogs!
10. To The Rescue
In the footage from the security camera, you can see Randy coming from behind the assailants and jumping on them after noticing his human friend was in trouble. Superhero Randy, or how the employees call him Super Randy, rushed in and evened the odds!
The employee was outnumbered, but not for long. He saw that Randy was coming to help him and as soon as the pooch ran towards the robbers, they got scared and backed off. Both Randy and the attendant chased away the robbers, saving the day. What did Aguilar think of Randy’s heroic deed?
8. A Friendly Pooch
Knowing Randy for over two years, nobody saw him being aggressive. He was always wagging his tail at everyone and Aguilar admitted that everyone was “surprised to see how he reacted, and of course, we are proud of him.”
Check out how famous Randy is now!
7. “My Station, My Rules!”
“If it weren’t for Randy, who knows how things would have ended. He shows us how grateful and happy he is with us,” added Aguilar who is thankful that he decided to adopt him two years ago.
Randy has conquered back his territory and everyone’s hearts…
6. The Cuddliest Employee Ever
Randy seems to be a Labrador retriever mix, and we all know how adorable and smart they are. A woman named Nuria Arellano told the Dodo that she always goes to that gas station to be welcomed by the cute pup. This is what she said.
5. Hire More Stray Dogs!
“He makes it a better experience. I always call him, and he gets in the door of my truck and brings his face to mine,” Arellano said in the interview. She says that more stores and gas stations should adopt strays and care for them. It would also keep robbers away!
4. Good for the Business
She is right if we were to consider how happy customers are just by scratching Randy behind his ears. Plus, he did save his colleague and stopped a robbery! Who wouldn’t want a brave dog like Randy?
Check out another Labrador who lives in Brazil and is also an employee at a gas station!
3. An Abandoned Pup
A few years ago, Sabrina Plannerer and her partner purchased a gas station which was under construction. As time passed and construction continued, a black pup began roaming the grounds after being abandoned. The two decided to adopt the pooch…
2. He Got a Job
“We adopted him immediately and got him all the care animals need,” she told The Dodo. They got him vaccinated, fed and cared for him, even walked him around town on a leash for breaks. When the gas station opened, the pooch named Negão got a job!
1. Best Gas Station Ever!
The most adorable thing Negão does is waiting for customers to arrive, he tells licks them as if saying hello and sometimes customers come back with toys! Check out his badge!
Maybe Randy will also get a badge too: ‘Randy, Host by Day. Hero by Night’.