If you spend enough time online, you're likely to see someone repeat the common saying, "We don't deserve dogs."
And while it's true that they can find some bizarre ways to in trouble, it's pretty clear where that sentiment comes from. Not only are so many of them eager to show us how unconditionally they love us, but their protective instincts have led them to actually save lives among the animal kingdom and humankind alike.
Although it's easy to come with the opinion that dogs are better than us after hearing stories like these, the truth is that dogs experience loss and strife a lot like we do. But fortunately, one story illustrates that like us, they can also heal from sorrowful chapters in their lives in powerful ways.