One dark and cold night, a toddler named Julia, at just three-years-old, wandered into the forest behind her house in Poland. More than 250 people, including firefighters and police officers, government rescue workers, and even volunteers and local residents began searching for her. A child going missing must be one of the most terrifying experiences anyone could ever have to deal with, even if only for a few hours.
Because the forest was so dense, they had to use a special police helicopter with infrared cameras to find her, and a team of service dogs was on the ground working their hardest to detect which direction she went. It was extremely cold outside, so everyone was in a huge rush to find her, knowing she could freeze to death very quickly. Rescuers knew she had gone into the forest, so they knew where to start looking and were very hopeful they would be able to find her before the next morning. They went so far as to use a special police helicopter with infrared cameras to help find her and get her to safety.
What rescuers weren’t aware of until morning was that a dog found her and stayed with her all night to keep her warm, and she was fine when rescuers found her the next morning. This dog wasn’t a rescue dog. He was a stray and after meeting Julia, he was now a hero. Instinct kicked in and told him he had to stay with this little girl in order to keep her safe and warm. What a hero this stray dog turned out to be.
Watch this incredible doggy rescue in the video that’s just below!