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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