Acts Of Kindness: A Hero and A Fox

I’m writing a weekly post on acts of kindness for another blog and I decided I’m going ot share them here, as well.

Today we have a hero rescuing a little girl and the joyful follow-up of going home from the hospital and a local musician and his favorite audience ever, a neighborhood fox.

The situation could have been much worse if a good Samaritan hadn’t rushed to help when she saw the incident unfold before her eyes.

Acts Of Kindness: Heroes and Foxes

Dusti Talavera (credit: CBS)

“I was looking out my window, and saw the kids to fall in,” said Dusti Talavera, who lives at the Addison at Cherry Creek apartments. “Before I realized it, I was on the pond pulling the two kids out, and that’s when I fell in the pond for the third kid.”

She recalled her story at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon in a press conference. Talavera told CBS4’s Mekialaya White she acted immediately, not hesitating to put on her shoes and run outside to help the kids. She attempted to rescue them in water 15-feet deep.

“I knew it was me. It had to be me,” said Talavera.

Two of the kids made it out safely and unharmed. However, once Talavera was able to bring the 6 year old up to the surface and onto the sidewalk, she wasn’t breathing. She also had no pulse and was cold to the touch with soaked clothes.

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy David Rodriguez removed her coat and immediately began chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Also assisting in life-saving CPR were Deputy Blaine Moulton and Deputy Justin Dillard. This continued until South Metro Fire Rescue arrived at took-over life-saving measures.

The full story here:

And here is your weekly puppy. Her 14-week photos are here if you need more puppy fix.

They look so innocent here, don’t they? Don’t let fool you…this is where I found Trixie this morning.




By Annie DeMoranville

Author of the TJ Wilde Trilogy and the Jennifer Cozy Mysteries

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