Basta LRT driver, sweet dog lover! Driver of LRT-1 wins hearts by avoiding dog on train tracks

A driver of the LRT-1 earned the approval of netizens after slowing down to avoid a dog that had made its way onto the train tracks.

A driver of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 earned virtual high-fives from netizens for his heroic gesture of slowing down the train he was operating to avoid running over a stray dog that somehow ended up running along the train tracks toward Gil Puyat Station.

In a TikTok post by netizen @sharmainefacto, the LRT train can be seen approaching the Gil Puyat Station last Saturday almost at minimum speed as the wayward pooch scurried down the tracks.

“kudos sa driver ng tren! paano ka nakarating dyan pagod na siya,” said Sharmaine in her caption.

@siyarmeyn

kudos sa driver ng tren! paano ka nakarating dyan 😭 pagod na siya.

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Netizens flooded the comment section with praises for the LRT driver and his quick thinking:

“SALUD SA LRT DRIVER I THINK HE IS A DOG LOVER”

“nasakyan namin kanina yan as in super slow drive lang sya mag drive gawa nyan”

Following the viral post, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) announced that the pup was rescued and was temporarily sheltered at LRT-1 Central Station before it was turned over to proper authorities.

Shortly, the LRMC also shared that the dog will have a forever home soon. “A netizen reached out to us and expressed interest to adopt. The LRMC team is already coordinating with said netizen for needed procedure po,” it said.

In a separate post, Loved by the Gapz-Animal Rescue Inc. confirmed its intent to adopt the dog, which they named Liberty.

“Thank you LRT-1 management for entrusting Liberty to us. She’s now at the vet clinic for basic health check,” said @lovedbythegapz.

@lovedbythegapz

Thank you LRT-1 management for entrusting Liberty to us. She’s now at the vet clinic for basic health check ❤️

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