Courteney Cox's dogs got loose and darted into traffic, and despite her efforts to save them … it was a good Samaritan who came to the rescue.
The “Friends” star was desperately trying to chase down her 2 beloved pups on treacherous Pacific Coast Highway Wednesday after they ran off from her nearby Malibu mansion … and she couldn't keep them from running into a very dangerous situation.
Fortunately for Courtney, a quick-thinking paparazzo driving by saw the dogs and pulled over, jumped out of his car to stop traffic … and managed to scoop up both little pooches before they got hurt.
Much of the dramatic scene — in the L.A. rain, no less — was captured by the guy's dashcam.
We're told when he returned the dogs to Cox, she thanked him profusely and told him, “You saved my dogs' lives!”
Heroes … they don't always wear capes.