Witnesses say although "Figo" was hurt, he refused to leave the side of his injured, blind owner.

Witnesses say although “Figo” was hurt, he refused to leave the side of his injured, blind owner.

*Just the other day, when a friend was near tears as she made the decision to euthanize her elderly pet, we spoke of the unconditional love animals give. We never have to worry about them holding a grudge after we’ve yelled at them. They don’t ever betray or judge us.

And all they ask in return is for us to love them back.

And “Figo” — the Golden Retriever service dog whose owner is blind — is no different. He recently risked his life to protect her by literally throwing himself in front of a mini school bus.

But that wasn’t all. Witnesses say the animal then stayed by her side; even while emergency responders tended to them both, according to authorities.

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