Things were looking dire for a stray dog found on the roadside in Seminole County, Florida.

The poor dog was so matted, he could not even walk. But when Kari Falla of BGE Grooming learned of the situation, she had no choice but to help. So she opened up her salon in the middle of the night to give the pup a sorely needed bath and haircut.

She worked until 3am to help free the dog of his tangled mop — and what emerged was amazing.

Now named Lucky, the dog is safely in foster care and will soon be ready for adoption into a forever home.

Huge thanks to Lucky’s rescuer and to Kari for giving up your night’s sleep to help a dog in need.