Blind man who fell on subway tracks thanks guide dog, gets to keep him as pet

Williams tears up recounting the story of how his guide dog Orlando stayed by his side after he fell into the path of an oncoming train.

Williams tears up recounting the story of how his guide dog Orlando stayed by his side after he fell into the path of an oncoming train.   Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News

 

Cecil Williams, who fell into the path of an oncoming A train at the 125th St. station on Tuesday, tearfully thanked Orlando, the guide dog who stuck by him after the two fell onto the tracks. Thanks to donations, Williams will be able to keep Orlando, having thought he would have to give the dog up after he retired from service because he couldn’t afford to keep both him and another guide dog.

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Cecil Williams’ guide dog Orlando sits besides him during a press conference at St. Luke’s Hospital on Tuesday.   Barry Williams for New York Daily News

 (SOURCE)   A blind man who tumbled off a subway platform and into the path of an oncoming train gave an emotional thank you Wednesday to the loyal guide dog who stayed by his side throughout the terrifying ordeal.

Cecil Williams, 61, his eyes shielded by dark glasses, had tears rolling down his cheeks as he sang the praises of his “best buddy” at a press conference inside St. Luke’s Hospital in midtown.

‘Guide dogs serve a purpose, and they are very loyal and they are very good,’ Williams (left) said of Orlando.

‘Guide dogs serve a purpose, and they are very loyal and they are very good,’ Williams (left) said of Orlando.  Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News

“Guide dogs serve a purpose, and they are very loyal and they are very good,” said Williams, as he fought to keep his voice steady.

“(Orlando) is always there for me, he drives me through the sidewalks, he gets me across the streets, he’s always looking out for me, that’s his job,” he said.

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3 thoughts on “Blind man who fell on subway tracks thanks guide dog, gets to keep him as pet

  1. Thanks so much for Sharing this Story!! It make me Cry when I read it!! God sent His HOLY Angels to HELP Save this Blind man and his VERY GREAT Guide DOG!! Praise Jesus Christ for Helping this man!!!

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