Fans on Twitter are praising the Newark, N.J., mayor for helping to rescue a shivering dog.
Is there anything that Cory Booker can't do?
That's what some fans on Twitter were again wondering on Friday after a television station reported the Newark, N.J., mayor, responding to tweets, helped rescue a dog that had somehow ended up in the wicked cold.
"All that's missing for @CoryBooker to be an actual superhero is a cape. Can someone get him one?" @Anne_Hogan tweeted.
"The Super Hero Mayor is at it again by rescuing a dog from the cold! You so have my vote when you run for Senate," @denisemast chimed in.
The accolades came after WABC-TV reported that Booker came to the aid of a dog Thursday evening. The station said that reporter Toni Yates tweeted a message to the mayor after she and her crew spotted a dog shivering in the cold in Newark. Another WABC reporter also retweeted Yates' tweet to followers.
Before long, Booker showed up at the scene.
"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," Booker told WABC. "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."
The mayor loaded the dog into a police car. The pet's owner, later reached by telephone, told the mayor and police that he was in Queens and had no idea how the dog, Cha Cha, had gotten outside, WABC reported. The owner said he was on his way to pick up the dog.
It's not the first well-publicized heroic feat the 43-year-old Booker has performed. In April, he was lauded for helping rescue a neighbor from her burning home.
Booker, a Democrat, is exploring a run for the U.S. Senate.
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