Taking the Golden Rule on the road

Ryan Chukuske and his new friend, Bailey, were travel buddies this past weekend. Submitted photo

Ryan Chukuske recently made a very important — and very impromptu — trip to help reunite a dying stranger with her dog

By Per Peterson

Ryan Chukuske wasn’t about to let his disdain for driving prevent him from helping someone in need.

Chukuske, a 1999 Tracy Area High School graduate, recently did something not too many people would even consider doing: drive halfway across the country at the drop of a hat for a stranger.

Chukuske made the trip with a pug named Bailey — a dog owned by a terminally ill woman who was moving to a friend’s home out West to live out the last days of her life. The woman was told by the airline she was going to use to fly out of Minnesota that she wasn’t able to bring the dog on the plane.

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