Yawn, is dashing hero Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, at his dashing and handsome shenanigans again?
Cory Booker — part elected official, part superhero — is known for his hands-on concern for the constituents of his city, and the young mayor has been well-documented as having a bit of a Superman complex. It’s not that we don’t love CB, but homeboy is going to get himself hurt one of these days, for real — we have cops and firefighters for a reason, Cory!
If you’re not familiar with Cory Booker, who recently rescued a freezing dog in sub-freezing Northeast temps, a quick recap. When it snows, Cory Booker will bring you diapers and shovel your walk. Opposite of snow?
No problem. Cory Booker is at the ready to safe you from a building engulfed in flames, because Cory Booker does not tolerate fire in his city! Cory Booker will, despite holding mayorship of one of the largest cities on the Eastern seaboard, will eat like those at the poverty line for a week in solidarity.
Cory Booker is not even too good to talk to Big Boobs Carly. And New Jersey is completely hogging him.
So onto Booker’s latest rescue. As the tri-state area knows, it is as cold as a metaphor’s metaphor right now, and has been for a week.
An ABC reporter on the scene in Newark observed the freezing dog, and tweeted at Booker that there was a problem. So Booker himself carried out the cold canine, placing the traumatized pup in the back of a police car and asking the cop to crank the heat, adding “I’d appreciate it.”
Booker later explained why he responded personally for Newark’s coldest furball:
“This is brutal weather. This dog is shaking really bad and you just can’t leave your dogs out here on a day like this and go away and expect them to be OK … Hypothermia on any animal including a human animal will set in pretty quickly. So this is very sad. You can just feel the dog shaking pretty badly.”
Did Cory leave it there? Of course not — he personally called up the dog’s owner to explain that it was unsafe for Cha Cha to be outside. It turns out the pup’s master was in Queens, unaware his dog had broken loose, and grateful the Mayor had brought her to safety.
And credit? Cory Booker does not want your accolades, instead praising the reporter for alerting him:
Because of you that dog was rescued. Thank you for reaching out. Thank u for your kindness RT @toniyates7: 2 dogs left outside, freezing.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 24, 2013
So if you’re in Newark, be warned. Cory Booker will rescue the hell out of you, dog, human, goldfish or other. And here, have a Hot Pocket.