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Published:August 19th, 2013 10:56 EST

Most Americans Would Save A Dog Over A Foreigner: Video Tribute To Dogs

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A bus is speeding toward a dog and a human. Which do you save?

When the human in the hypothetical scenario is a sibling, grandparent or close friend, everyone would rather save the human than a strange dog.


When given the choice between saving their own dog versus a saving a foreign tourist, 40 percent overall chose to save their pet, and a whopping 46 percent of women chose Fido over a foreign human."


A bus is speeding toward a pooch and a human. Which do you save?

I guess it depends on what type of dog and which family member. If a bus is speeding toward a rabid mongrel and your mother-in-law, most people would save the canine and smile when the mother-in-law is flattened as flat as a pancake.

Given the choice between saving a strange canine or a foreign tourist, I would save the animal and say a prayer for the tourist.

Given the choice between saving my own pooch or anybody else, it`s a no-brainer: I would save my pet. The friendship between a man and his dog supersedes any other relationship in quality and longevity. I`ve never been involved in a romantic relationship that lasted forever, eventually the best of friends and the most intimate of lovers part ways, sometimes with a whimper, sometimes with fire and fury.

My pooch, Mandy, and I will never have irreconcilable differences, and we will never drift apart. I would risk my life to save her from a speeding bus.

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