An elderly woman overcame her fear of Pitbulls after a pooch called Simba came to the rescue just when she needed it most, proving you should never judge a dog by its breed.
By, 8 Dec 2019
Arjanit Mehana lives in an apartment block in Sweden with his Pitbull Simba.
Simba just want to make friends
Simba is a sweet-natured pup with a giant heart, and he loves making new friends. But because he's a Pitbull some people tend to get the wrong impression.
And one elderly lady who lives in the apartment below would always give Simba a wide berth.
Speaking to the Dodo, Arjanit said:
“He always tried to greet her, but she called him mean and looked at him with fear. She never liked him because he was a ‘bad’ breed.”
But all that changed just a few days ago after the pair came home from a walk.
As they passed the elderly neighbour's door, Simba started sniffing around, wagging his tail, then finally sat down and refused to move!
Arjanit realised his best friend was trying to tell him something, so he went to investigate.
“I heard a weak voice shout for help,” Arjanit recalled. “She said, ‘Please don’t go.’”
Thankfully the door was unlocked. On entering the apartment, Arjanit saw his elderly neighbour sprawled out on the floor.
She'd taken a bad fall, broken her hip, and spent the last two days crying out for help.
Arjanit called an ambulance, and he and Simba kept the lady company until the paramedics arrived.
“She said, ‘Thank you for hearing me.’ I thought she was talking to me at first,” Mehana recalled. “But then she said, ‘No, not you — the nice doggie.’”
The 'real' Simba shines through
The lady is still recovering in the hospital, but she knows a new friend is waiting for her to get home.
They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but Simba's shown the world that you should never judge a dog by its breed!