Marcela Temer, wife of Brazilian President Michel Temer, jumped with her clothes on into the water to rescue her drowning Jack Russell terrier Picoly, Brazilian media reported. At the time, she was strolling with her son Michelzinho round the lake near the futuristic Palácio do Planalto in Brasilia, where the family moved two years ago in the wake of former President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment.
The news has surely triggered an eager response on Twitter. Marcela Temer, frequently billed the world’s most beautiful first lady, has become a central figure in memes depicting the rescue and has earned a great many thumbs-up from Internet users.
"Exclusive footage of Marcela diving to rescue her dog"
Imagens exclusivas de Marcela Temer no momento exato em que ela pula no lago para salvar seu cachorro pic.twitter.com/BQHFHRe1eL— Alt (@guilhermealt) 7 мая 2018 г.
"Marcela Temer jumps in the lake and saves her dog.
Aaaa she is a heroine, and no one thought about this before??"
"Marcela Temer pula em lago e salva seu cachorro"— Donna Alice (@alicehudson1984) 7 мая 2018 г.
Alaaa ela heroína, como ninguém pensou isso antes??
"Marcela pede afastamento de funcionária que não a ajudou"
Aaah vai tomar no cu meu anjo pic.twitter.com/nEf36kGYyr
Some, however, have mocked her, saying the dog, obviously, could no longer tolerate the family, or have cited a number of media reports that claim that the security officer who had denied her help was later dismissed.
Brazil's first lady and I have something in common: We've both jumped into dangerous bodies of water to rescue a dog. The difference, I jumped in to save a total… https://t.co/Iwz34ChE3F— Juliet Piccone (@picconelawfirm) 8 мая 2018 г.
🇧🇷Brasilia— Dolapo Aina (@DolapoAina) 7 мая 2018 г.
Brazil's First Lady @MarcelaTemer jumped fully clothed into a lake at the Presidential Palace! To rescue her Picoly, a Jack Russell.
A security agent who refused to help rescue the dog was dismissed!
Was that part of his/her job description?pic.twitter.com/uSAvsUSOvl
One Twitter user, blogger Jose Simao, tweeted: "Marcela's dog tried to commit suicide! It couldn't put up with Temer!"