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Man punches shark to save his dog, immediately becomes my hero

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I've had a few heroes. They've primarily been sports stars like Cecil Fielder or musicians like Billy Corgan. And of course, competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi.

But after reading this story about a Florida man who punched a shark that was attacking his dog, my definition of "hero" has changed. None of those other guys ever did anything as awesome as this.

" Greg LeNoir watched in horror as a shark's mouth opened wide Friday, chomping a large set of teeth on his beloved 14-pound dog, Jake.

''Noooooo,'' LeNoir shrieked, fearing the worst.

But the case of the rat terrier versus shark has a happy ending.

''Jake's doing great,'' LeNoir's brother, Phillip, said Monday. ``And I still can't believe my brother jumped in the water and punched a shark.''

Neither can I, Phillip. Neither can I.

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I'd like to buy this guy a beer, and give his dog a milk-bone. Good for him.

Love can be giving without asking nothing
in return, and in in true love sometimes
you can even put your own life on the line
to save the one(s) you love.

This man LOVES his dog and has shown
real guts, he deserves hapinessa and should
be proud of himself !!!

This man is an inspiration, and certainly is a hero! It renews my faith in the human race that someone can be so fearless in protecting his family (even if his family happens to be a dog). Good man!

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