Man Saves Dog From Grisly Elevator Death at Last Second
'I just did what you are supposed to do'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2016 6:26 PM CDT

(Newser) – A dog named Boo Boo owes its life to a quick-acting hotel manager in South Carolina, reports Today. Boo Boo was on a leash when its owner got onto an elevator at the Roadway Inn in Greenville, but the elevator's doors closed with Boo Boo still in the hallway. With the elevator pulling on the leash, it looked like Boo Boo had a nasty fate in store. Then Ben Duke sprang into action.

Boo Boo was being pulled into the air as Duke struggled with the leash. He finally snapped it with his hands. "I guess adrenaline set in or something," he tells WYFF. Boo Boo's owner was grateful for Duke's actions, and accolades are pouring in after Duke put video of the incident online. “Everybody is calling me a hero, but I can’t imagine the other outcome,” Duke says. “I just did what you are supposed to do in this situation.” (A maintenance worker at a Missouri apartment building saved a dog that found itself in the same dangerous predicament.)