Jake Gyllenhaal stopped traffic to rescue a Dalmatian because good boys look out for each other

Cape Town – Actor Jake Gyllenhaal rescued a dog from traffic and made us fall in love with him all over again.

According to American publication, Page Six, our Jake was strolling around New York City - where he is currently starring in the broadway production Sea Wall/A Life - on Thursday morning when he spotted a Dalmatian standing in the middle of the busy intersection.

According to an eyewitness, the terrified canine was on a leash but had run away from its owner.

The eyewitness told the newspaper: "I noticed that it was Jake Gyllenhaal, and I saw him turn and look into the street — I thought he was trying to flag down a cab or something."

But Jake wasn't trying to get a cab, he was trying in vain to get the stunned dog's attention. But unfortunately, the four-legged-friend was dazed and didn't move. That's when the 38-year-old thespian sprang into action and left the side of the woman he was with and stepped into the heavy traffic to stop everything and rescue the dog.

The Donnie Darko star then led the dog back to its owner safe and unharmed. The witness said, "He really was a hero."

Jake had several dogs, including puggle Boo Radley and German shepherd Atticus.   

Compiled by Alex Isaacs. (Sources: Page Six)