Here's a feel good story to start the year: A New Jersey trucker helped save a scared dog that was trapped in traffic.

According to MyCentralJersey, Jonathan Bolanos was ending a run from Florida and was looking forward to the holiday break. He had just gotten off the Turnpike at Exit 6 near Florence when he came upon a traffic jam with cars stopped in all three lanes.

Bolanos looked for an accident, but there wasn't one; what there was, was a loose dog running around, scared, in the road.

The dog, nicknamed "Clifford" by Bolanos, ran under the big rig and stayed there, hiding under the transmission. Bolanos, along with other Good Samaritans tried unsuccessfully for an hour to coax the dog out from underneath the truck.

Two state troopers arrived on the scene and tried to get the dog to come out to no avail. Finally, workers from a wrecking service were able to lure the dog out from under the truck where he was turned over to the State Troopers.

Bolanos told MyCentralJersey.com that he takes the rescue as a good omen.

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