When we talk about dogs we all know how loyal they can be, and their loyalty level sometimes inspires heroic actions.
Max, a 17-year-old blue heeler is a partly blind and deaf dog but he helped to save the life of a three-year-old girl named Aurora in Queensland, Australia.
Aurora wandered off into the Australian bushland with Max wearing just a t-shirt and lightweight pants and unfortunately got lost.
When the family noticed that their little girl had gone missing they began a frantic search involving the entire community.
The local police officers and neighbors rallied to search for the 3-year-old. This search lasted for almost 15 hours and the weather was anything but ideal – rainy and cold.
But over 100 people were on the move looking for the lost little girl.
Leisa Bennett, Aurora’s grandmother, was part of the search party that lasted well into the night.
While she wandered around her ears perked when she heard her granddaughter’s voice.
“I shot up the mountain, and when I got to the top, the dog came to me and led me straight to her,” Bennett told a local news station.
The people involved in the search followed Max to the top of a steep hill where they found Aurora – scared and cold but otherwise in good health.
“With the weather last night it’s quite lucky she is well because it was … cold and raining,” he told ABC. “She’s a very hardy young lass to survive without any ill effects and everyone, all the volunteers, are extremely happy.”
The pooch is now partially deaf and blind due to old age. The sweet blue heeler stayed with Aurora all through the night, making sure she stayed warm.
And also lead the rescue team to her.
“He never left her sight. She smelled of dog, she slept with the dog.” Leisa Bennet explained.
After the ordeal was over the sweet Aurora was safe and sound, and Max was declared an honorary police dog by the Queensland Police Department.
Photos and Videos of Max ceremony were shared on their Twitter account.
And of course once the story was shared online and news spread of Max’s honorary title, the internet absolutely loved it!
“Considering he’s deaf and partially blind, let’s score him a 1000/10,” commented Twitter user @marvelheim.
Sadly Max passed away due to old age a few months after Aurora’s rescue, his family will never forget his heroic rescue.