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(NEWSER) – Here's hoping Bigo gets a well-deserved treat this week. The service dog was crossing the street with his owner, Audrey Stone, yesterday in Brewster, NY, when a mini school bus came toward Stone, who's legally blind, reports the Journal News. Bigo literally leapt into action, flinging himself toward the vehicle to take the brunt of the impact, leaving fur on the front left wheel as proof of his feat.

"I don't know if [the driver] thought [Stone] was going to move faster, but it looks like the dog tried to take most of the hit for her," Paul Schwartz, a local gas station manager who ran to the scene to help, tells the paper. The bus driver, who had two kindergartners on the bus (they weren't injured), told police he didn't see the two in the unpainted crosswalk; he received a summons for not yielding to a pedestrian.

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