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An act of heroic altruism

Is there a proof for this?

My opinion, and tongue-in-cheek. Take a million people at random and you will find half a dozen decent people: use them as counterexamples to the proposition: All humans are beyond redemption. But I rather wanted to focus on the dog: truly remarkable. This incident is indelibly etched in my memory. I saw it on BBC earlier today and looked for some online video coverage.
 
Take a million people at random and you will find half a dozen decent people: use them as counterexamples to the proposition: All humans are beyond redemption.

You never come across million people in your life time that would be of concern to you.
Albeit, by carefully choosing the sample space(which one does in real life) several counter examples could be provided.

But I rather wanted to focus on the dog: truly remarkable.

If that is the case and it was me, I would refrain from making such a generalized statement for Humans.
 
Take a million dogs at random and you will find half a dozen decent dogs. But nevertheless, it is indeed remarkable. Ants impress me the most, if only humans were a fraction as efficient.
 
is this one dog trying to rescue another dog? or one dog trying to get food?

For shame. Your work as a quant has corrupted your heart and makes you see only base motives.

Incidentally, I'm reminded of a dog in a story, of which the last part is:

"He was a man," said Conan. "I drink to his shade, and to the shade of the dog, who knew no fear." He quaffed part of the wine, then emptied the rest upon the floor, with a curious heathen gesture, and smashed the goblet. "The heads of ten Picts shall pay for his, and seven heads for the dog, who was a better warrior than many a man."
(Beyond the Black River)
 
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