We've all met good dogs, but Max, a 17-year-old blue heeler from Australia, might be the most good dog. When his three-year-old companion wandered off into the Australian bush during a walk with her grandparent in Queensland, Max stayed by her side and kept her safe until morning, when he was finally able to lead searchers to her.
And he accomplished all this despite being partially blind and deaf!
SUCH A GOOD BOY, MAX! He stayed with his 3-year-old human who was lost near Warwick last night while we frantically searched for her. For keeping her safe, you're now an honorary police dog. ?https://t.co/QiszGFP4gg via @ABCNews pic.twitter.com/xxRc6ndeaK— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) April 21, 2018
We should also recognize the humans who helped find the young girl.
And the huge amount of SES volunteers who travelled from other regional towns to help @QldSES— Everyday Aussie (@aussie_everyday) April 21, 2018
Understandably, however, most of Twitter's kudos went to the elderly pup:
An extremely good boy https://t.co/BTVD9eYhg7— Andrew Brown (@AndrewBrownAU) April 21, 2018
The goodest of doggos https://t.co/dOLrRrFS7B— Patrick Williams (@PatrickWilliams) April 21, 2018
Max really is an example of man's best friend.
As if we didn't already know that dogs are the best people xx https://t.co/DgvRkcAIkW— Nicola Paris (@peacenicsta) April 21, 2018
We don’t deserve dogs. https://t.co/f7NX7GXJcX— blahblah (@danananah87) April 21, 2018
DOGS, YOU GUYS https://t.co/VYPCfdb3wE— Dan Smith (@0DanSmith) April 21, 2018
Max's young friend will surely remember the scary 16 hours he kept her safe, though, for a dog as good as Max, it was probably just a "walk in the park."
A three-year-old girl has survived 16 hours in the elements after wandering away from her grandfather and getting lost on the family’s rural property in south-west Queensland. #9News https://t.co/3j5K4GfKnJ— Nine News Adelaide (@9NewsAdel) April 21, 2018