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Service Dog Credited with Saving A Man's Life

LITTLE ROCK- AR A blind man says his service dog saved his life , after being hit by a truck that kept on going.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The incident happened in Little Rock last month, but today Hubert Tate spoke with him. By his hospital bed and at his side, his trusting service dog.
Robert Thompson and his dog, Lenny, enjoy doing things together like going to the donut shop or even walking to the grocery store.
In December that walk became very scary. According to Little Rock police , a driver hit Thompson near the intersection and left him there without stopping.
Although he was unable to move, Thompson says Lenny signaled for help, "He stayed right with me and that's how the fireman and everyone who found me found me because they saw this guide dog pacing back and forth."
Thompson says Lenny is a devoted friend, "If he had left me, I probably would have been hit again. I'm so grateful to be alive at this point."
Little Rock police have not made an arrest in this case. But Thompson says he's not angry with the person responsible, "I don't think about that much. I'm thankful to be alive."
The 63-year-old has broken ribs and says doctors had to reconstruct his right arm, "I feel like I'm at the end of the tunnel now. I can see the end of the rainbow."
And the pot of gold at the end of Thompson's rainbow is another walk around town with Lenny.
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