Georgia Boy Mauled By Dog Has His Spirits Lifted, What This Company Does For Him Will Warm Your Heart
A Georgia boy recovering from a brutal dog attack had his spirits lifted as he recently received a “super hero” package from sports clothing company Under Armour.
Four-year-old Jasper Poole was viciously attacked by a relative’s dog at the beginning of April, when the dog was let outside for food and water. The adopted pet grabbed the young boy by the leg and dragged him down a set of stairs. When police arrived, they discovered a pit bull covered in blood.
“We found a pit bull dog that had blood on him, blood on his face, and blood all over the door, the deck, and the ledge where the incident happened, ” said Schley County Sheriff Shane Tondee according to WALB News.
The dog had not been known to be violent, as neighbors and family members insist they had never seen this kind of behavior from the animal.
Following the attack the boy’s father noticed that his favorite shirt, a red Under Armour shirt, had gone undamaged during the incident.
“When my son was mauled he was wearing his favorite red Under Armour tee shirt,” his father wrote on the image sharing site Imgur.
“He had always told us that was his superhero shirt. Though he was dragged by his leg his shirt showed no signs of damage. My wife contacted Under Armour and told them his story and how well the shirt held up.”
After hearing of his story, Under Armour responded, offering their encouragement to the young boy. Their letter and the items they sent that are quickly spreading across the news sharing site Reddit.
This incident is another in a small string of unfortunate dog attacks to happen recently as another young boy was attacked by a canine while playing in his front yard. Thankfully, the young boy was saved by his cat, whose heroic job of protecting her human has gone viral and captured the heart of the Internet.
Your mom emailed all of us here at Under Armour to let us know how brave you have been during your recovery. She mentioned that you are a big fan of super heroes and we just wanted you to know that you are our super hero! I picked out some gear for you to wear proudly (I heard Batman was your favorite!) Rest up and stay positive and just know that all of us here are behind you, wishing you a speedy recovery.”