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When Panda’s pal Lucy was injured on a railroad track in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, he refused to leave her side, even as trains bore down on them. Panda lay down beside Lucy, who was cold, injured and unable to move, and pushed her head down after time a train roared over them.
“I got a phone call from a friend who said that there were two dogs lying on the railway track near Tseglovka village for two days,” Denis Malafeyev told Metro. “I saw a train approaching and felt sick. The male dog heard the sound of the approaching train, came close to the female dog and laid down next to her.
“Both of them pushed their heads towards the ground, and let the train pass. The male dog was doing this for two days in a row. I don’t know what to call this: instinct, love, friendship, loyalty? One thing I know for sure, not all the people would do the same as this.”