Heroes come in all shapes and sizes; it’s really just the heart that matters. And this sweet pup clearly has plenty of it.
Recently, Smokey the dog had his canine friend Remus over at the house for a playdate, but then something scary happened. Smokey isn’t such a strong swimmer, so he typically just wades on the steps of his family’s pool, but on this day he ended up falling in near the deep end. Unable to navigate his way back out, Smokey seemed at serious risk of drowning.
Smokey’s owner, inside the house, failed to notice — but Remus knew just what to do.
In an extraordinary display of doggy heroism captured on the home’s surveillance camera, Remus leapt in to save the day.
The dramatic video above was first shared by Smokey’s owner, Reddit user blackandwhitechecker. She told The Dodo that her family was inspired to check the video after seeing Smokey all wet, since they know he’s not a fan of swimming.
“When we saw the footage we were amazed and our hearts filled with joy,” she said. “My best friend (Remus’ owner) cried when we sent her the video. She says he’s a certified lifeguard now.”
Smokey, no doubt, is the most thankful of all to have such a good friend in Remus.