Dad Reunites With Missing Toddler and Discovers That Stray Pit Bull Has Been Protecting Him | 22 Words

A worried dad was reunited with his missing toddler recently and he discovered that a stray pitbull had been protecting him. This is just too heart-warming...

Dogs are the most protective of animals...

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And this has been proven recently after a toddler went missing... and was found with a stray pit bull looking after him!

It's truly the most remarkable of stories...

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And it goes to show the gentle and maternal natures that all dogs have deep down.

Now, we all know that dogs are one of the world's most popular pets.

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These lovable and loyal companions make the perfect household pets, and it also helps that they’re so damn cute!

They truly are man, and woman's, best friend.

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Whether they’re causing mischief, giving us those puppy eyes when they want a treat, or taking up the entire sofa, many of us couldn’t live without our 4-legged companions.

They help us in so many ways...

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And dogs are the most popular animals used in therapy thanks to their calming and gentle natures.

They will literally do anything for us...

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And we couldn't love them more because of that!

But sadly...

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So many dogs are left to live alone on the streets and fend for themselves.

Many dogs end up being strays because they were abandoned by their previous owners...

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And these poor things will more than likely live out the rest of their days out in the cold all alone.

There's a horrible misconception about strays...

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And a lot of people assume that strays are feral and vicious with no social skills whatsoever... but this is far from the truth.

Now, this brings us to the story of the heroic stray pit bull.

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It all happened in St. Louis, Missouri, when a woman who was walking her dogs one recent morning spotted a little boy, wandering the streets barefoot and in his pajamas.

The little boy turned out to be Kh’amorion...

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And he had somehow wandered away from his family home that morning. Thankfully for the toddler, the concerned neighbor worked hard at trying to get him back home.

But what the woman soon discovered was that Kh’amorion wasn't alone.

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The little boy was accompanied by a stray pit bull dog who had remained by his side while he was missing.

The dog had been bravely guarding the little boy for the entire morning...

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And people just couldn't believe the maternal acts of the stray.

If you didn't think that dogs were loyal...

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It's time to think again.

It's such a shame to see a dog as kind as this living on the streets...

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The cold outdoors is no home for a dog.

If only the family could take the dog in...

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Could it be a possibility?

Well, Kh’amorion was soon reunited with his desperately worried father...

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And when the police dropped him off back home, it quickly became clear to the officers that the little boy had already formed a bond with the dog, or the "puppy" as he kept calling him.

The officers took the dog into "custody"...

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And even though Kh’amorion's family didn't take the pooch in, there is a strong chance that the kind-hearted dog will find a new loving home very soon!

Now, if this doesn't prove that dogs are the most loyal and caring creatures on the planet...

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Then we don't know what will!

For more adorable stories...

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