A 19-year-old Texas man saved a little boy from a potentially fatal dog attack on Sunday.
Mason Lindeman, 6, and two neighbors were playing in the driveway of his home when a pit bull ran up and attacked him.
As the other two children fled, Grant Brown heard Mason’s screams for help as he struggled face-down on the concrete.
“As soon as I noticed, I just ran over there without thinking and I didn’t know how, but I knew I had to get the dog off the boy,” Brown told local NBC affiliate KPRC.
When Brown ran over to the driveway, the pit bull turned its attention to him. It chased the teen back to his home, giving Mason a chance to run inside his house.
“All I see is my son running up to me and he’s got his hand on his head and there’s blood coming down and everything,” Jillian Lindeman, Mason’s mother, told KPRC.
The dog knocked Brown to the ground in a nearby yard and suffered a cut hand, but got back up and ran to safety.
The back of Mason’s head was bitten, requiring several staples at the hospital. He also has a few bruises on his face.
Lindeman said Mason was lucky Brown stepped in to help.
“I just want to give the guy a hug. There’s nothing I can do but just say thank you,” Jillian Lindeman said.
The pit bull was surrendered to Montgomery County Animal Control and its owner was cited.
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