TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa woman is mourning after an unexpected hero saved her life from an apartment fire.
Theodore the miniature pig was a traveler, an ice cream lover and Courtney Goff’s best friend.
Goff says that bond sent her rushing back into a burning building in an attempt to find Theodore.
On Saturday morning, Theodore ran into her room, waking Goff from her sleep.
“I’m kind of just used to having to get up in the middle of the night because of his noises, so I assumed he was hungry. But I think he was oinking because he knew something was wrong,” Goff told KJRH.
Once she woke up, she saw flames and ran to wake her friend and her father.
“I think I screamed at every firefighter that was there. ‘My pig is in there, my pig is in there. Please go get my pig, go get my pig,” she said.
At that point, Goff says she ran back into her home to find Theo.
As she crawled low on the ground, her hair caught fire.
“20 minutes later, the firemen said that they found his body but he wasn’t burned up, so I think he passed out from the smoke,” she said.
Now, Goff says she is thankful that her four-legged best friend was able to wake her in time to get out of the building.
Tragically, she lost everything in the blaze, including Theo.