Blind man, Cecil Williams, saved by guide dog Orlando gets new companion

A blind man who was saved by his guide dog after falling onto subway tracks last year now has a second faithful companion. Cecil Williams,

Godvia is a yellow lab who has taken over for the retired pooch Orlando.

Godvia is a yellow lab who has taken over for the retired pooch Orlando. (1/28/14)

BROOKLYN - A blind man who was saved by his guide dog after falling onto subway tracks last year now has a second faithful companion. 

Cecil Williams, of Brooklyn, made headlines in December when he fainted and tumbled off a subway platform with his pooch, Orlando, who laid by his side while part of a train went over them. Both miraculously survived without serious injury. 

Due to Orlando's age, he was headed for retirement, but money raised after the accident has enabled Williams to keep him while a yellow lab named Godiva takes over as his new set of eyes. 

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