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Dog Escapes From Kennel Just To Comfort Crying Foster Puppies

We don't really need more evidence that dogs are awesome, but we'll always take some regardless, right? Because how can you ever get tired of hearing about the world's best animals?

Also, they just keep proving it. Just look at this incredible gesture of love.

It's not really a huge revelation that love is a strong instinct in dogs.

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Every dog owner I'm sure has experienced the comfort of their loyal companion after a bad day. They just seem to know when something is wrong and they use love to fix it as often as they can, don't they?

It's one thing to see dogs loving their family and their pack, but some pooches just seem to have extra love to give and want to share it with every random stranger out there. What wonderful goofs they can be!

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Barkers Pet Motel and Grooming in Alberta had the joy of observing some of that amazing dog love up close one night, and they just had to share it with the world.

In addition to hosting dogs in kennels, Barkers also takes in fosters when other facilities can't be found.

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And one night, two little foster puppies, just nine weeks old at the time, were having trouble getting adjusted to their new surroundings and started crying out for help in the night.

That's where Maggie came in and saved the day.

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As Alex Aldred, who works at Barkers, told ABC News, he and his mother, Sandy, saw on surveillance cameras that Maggie had escaped from her kennel that night and made her way over to the puppies' kennel. So, they went to check in on the dogs and found that Maggie was overcome with maternal instincts.

"She kind of directed Sandy to the puppies' kennel so Sandy let her in and she was being really affectionate," Alex said.

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"Sandy stayed in there for about 15 minutes and then said, 'Well it looks like they need each other,' and then let Maggie stay the night in their kennel."

Maggie stayed with the puppers all night, and they were still cuddled up together in the morning.

As it turns out, Maggie might have needed the puppy love as much as they needed her.

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Maggie had had a litter of her own, all of which had been adopted out two weeks earlier by the Humane Society before she got adopted herself. "We think that's why she got so attached to the puppies," Alex said. "We've never really seen it before, where a dog sneaks out to some puppies and is so excited to see them."

However, Deanna Thompson, who works with the organization that rescued the puppies, wasn't all that surprised.

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"It’s innate in a lot of female dogs, especially if they’ve had a litter in the past," she said. "It’s just in their nature. We’ve seen it in a lot of dogs even with male dogs, when they hear other puppies crying they want to console them and make sure they’re feeling safe."

It didn't take long for the puppies to find new homes, either.

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Once Barkers' post about Maggie went viral, the puppies became stars and within about a week, they had been adopted.

h/t ABC News