Firefighters rank pretty highly in our list of bona fide, real life heroes. So, news that a fire crew in Deptford rescued and resucitated a 9 month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier from a fire that started in the basement of a Chinese Restaurant yesterday, just makes us go all moist at the edges.
Four people were also led to safety by firefighters from Deptford, Greenwich and East Greenwich firestations but it's the image of our boys in yellow helmets, giving mouth to mouth to a Staffy puppy, that's really made our day.
Oh, and rest assured, the dog wasn't in the restaurant, whatever this headline implies.
Image of Matilda the Staffy on Hampstead Heath courtesy of markhillary's Flickrstream.