It’s amazing how loyal and protective dogs can be, especially towards children. When a child is in danger their protective instincts kick in and they’ll do anything to save them from harm.
We’ve seen many stories of children who have gone missing, only to be found safe and sound thanks to a loyal dog protecting them.
That was the case recently after a toddler was found with a stray pit bull by his side.
Kh’amorion Taylor is a toddler from St. Louis who went missing last week.
His disappearance no doubt caused panic for his family—a missing child is always a terrifying situation.
But luckily, he was soon found, wandering around the neighborhood, by one of his neighbors.
“He looked well taken care of, he was very neat, very clean; he just didn’t have the shoes on,” the anonymous neighbor told FOX 2.
And most surprisingly, he wasn’t alone: he had a pit bull with him.
After knocking on doors nearby trying to find the boy’s family, the neighbor saw a Facebook post about the missing child and reunited him with his family.
As Kh’amorion was returned to his father’s arms, the neighbor said she was happy to help, and felt it was her responsibility to get the boy home.
“It is important that we stick together, that we help each other, that we go back to the things that our grandparents and their community used to do,” she told FOX 2.
It’s clear this boy definitely had some guardian angels in his community looking out for him—not just his neighbor, but the loyal pit bull, too.
The dog did not belong to him, but still sensed that the boy was in trouble and kept by his side to keep him safe.
They clearly formed a bond in their brief adventure together: St. Louis police said the boy kept saying “puppy” after returning home.
As for the heroic dog, it was reported that the St. Louis police officers are considering adopting him!
It’s a happy ending for everyone, and it shows just how loyal dogs can be to kids in need.
And while pit bulls are often wrongly stereotyped as vicious and aggressive, this shows just how sweet and caring they can be.
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