Watch Julie Wilson receiving the award:
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During Hurricane Florence, anchor and reporter Julie Wilson saved a dog from the flood in New Bern, North Carolina, in the middle of her segment.
The video of Wilson saving the terrified rottweiler from flood went viral and people praised her for her heroic act.
Finally, her act of kindness earned her the “Good Samaritan Award” months after Hurricane Florence.
The American Rottweiler Club sent a representative to the set to present Wilson with the “Good Samaritan Award.”
“Good Samaritan Award. Awarded to Julie Wilson for aiding a Rottweiler to safety during Hurricane Florence. On behalf of dog lovers everywhere, thank you” the plaque read.
The representative of the American Rottweiler Club who presented her the award said:
“To see you just stop where you are, take that scared dog, make sure she got out. You hit every one of us right in the heart.”
Wilson, who was left surprised after receiving the award, wrote on Facebook:
“Didn’t expect this! Some of you may know me from Hurricane Florence and the Rottweiler rescue (I like to tell people women will go to great lengths to pet a dog 😜) .”
“Today, I anticipated writing all day with a quick meeting sprinkled in (I thought it was a meeting about dog segments) so I pulled my hair back and prepared for the day.”
“Little did I know I would not only be greeted by the cutest pup, but would be presented with the Good Samaritan Award from the American Rottweiler Club!”
“I’m truly honored the club would think of me when there are countless people doing great things. 🐶 Sidenote : though the pictured pupperoni is a cutie, this isn’t the cutie from that day in New Bern).”
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