A woman known only as 'Cande' was proclaimed a hero on social networks for an act that seems 'ordinary', but in fact isn’t, as most people simply wouldn’t do it in her circumstances. She was participating in a marathon, which she didn’t hesitate to forfeit in order to help a puppy.
She was taking part in the Champa Ultra Race, a competition that has been held for years in Champaquí Hill in Cordoba, and the runners were astonished to see their competitor helping a dog to cross a small river.
The puppy joined the race long before the stream in which it was photographed. At the beginning of the race, the puppy with a larger dog, which would be the mother, started to follow the crowd of contestants. After a while the puppy got left behind by the stream, that's when Candela decided to help it.
When I got to the stream, which was a few kilometers from the beginning of the race, I saw it sitting at the side alone. When I approached the puppy I knew I couldn’t leave it there.
The goodness of the Argentine’s heart prevailed over her sporting interest. She picked up the helpless puppy and carried it for 3 miles until a control point so that it would be in safe hands.
A post of a photographer named Lucas Bylo, in which the woman is helping the puppy to get across a stream, made her a local superhero. The author of the photos said that her name was Candela Bury and revealed to the media that, apparently, she is not on social networks.
To put all doubts to rest and learn more about 'Cande', La Voz, a newspaper, decided to go to this town. They found out that Candela is a doctor there. And for her, it was an ordinary act indeed, which she would do for a person or animal.
Candela Bury, 42, was moved by the fact that her action received so much publicity, but also surprised, as a simple act of help must be so rare nowadays. In addition to her selfless act, this answer shows that she is a person with a big heart.
This woman should inspire people to help each other and animals more, without making a big deal out of it. Helping should be an integral part of everyday life!