October 29th 2010 06:11
As morning commuters waited at Schofields train station, in the north-western suburbs of Sydney, yesterday, a puppy suddenly appeared on the train tracks and began sniffing around.
And a train was approaching.
The details of what happened next are sketchy - the only information we have was contained in a brief letter published in today's mX newspaper.
It seems one of the watching commuters - we don't know if it was a man or a woman - reached into a bag and withdrew a lunch box. From the lunch box they withdrew a sandwich. Calling to the puppy, the commuter then threw the sandwich to a clear area off the tracks.
The puppy chased, and ate, the sandwich as the train pulled into the station.
The people on the train may have wondered why so many Schofields commuters were smiling broadly as they came aboard.
It's a good way to start a day.
The only other thing we know is that the letter writer offered to buy lunch for the commuter who gave up their lunch to save the life of a puppy.