Canine hero: Dog wakes up parents to save 17-year-old son

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.25 - 2023 9:52 AM CET

Photo: Weratedogs/Instagram
Photo: Weratedogs/Instagram
Dog wakes up parents to save 17-year-old son.

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In a heartwarming incident that underscores the saying "a dog is a man's best friend," a dog named Alex became a lifesaver for a 17-year-old boy named Gabriel.

The incident occurred early one Saturday morning when Alex began jumping on his parents' bed, pawing at them to wake up.

Initially, the parents thought Alex needed to go outside, but the dog had other plans. He led them to the closed bedroom door of their son, Gabriel, and refused to move.

Upon entering the room, they found Gabriel experiencing a stroke, slurring his speech and unable to feel his right side.

Quickly realizing the gravity of the situation, the parents rushed Gabriel to the hospital. Thanks to Alex's timely intervention, Gabriel is making "amazing progress," and the situation didn't worsen.

The family plans to honor Alex with a medal to go on his collar. The story, shared on the Instagram page "We Rate Dogs," has garnered close to 100,000 likes and numerous comments praising Alex's heroism.

The incident has sparked conversations online, with people sharing similar stories of how their pets saved them in critical situations. One user commented:

"My dog save me from the same outcome by alerting my husband!"

Watch the heartwarming post by Weratedogs below

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