Siberia is not an accommodating place to live.
It’s brutal and severe and even adults should never, ever go hiking alone.
And when a defenseless 2-year-old is left outside in the elements, the poor innocent baby has almost zero chance of survival.
In short, getting lost or abandoned out there essentially means death.
So when a totally evil woman abandoned her small child on a frigid cold Siberian night, nobody thought the little tyke was going to survive.
Even if they could reach him, temperatures were plummeting to -12 degrees Celsius (about 10 degrees Fahrenheit).
Almost nobody could survive, much less an toddler…right?
Well, nobody told one hero dog that the situation was hopeless.
This amazing canine spotted the freezing child and quickly approached; seeing the little boy in tremendous distress, the dog knew what it had to do:
He quickly wrapped himself around the 2-year-old, imparting a lot of body heat and warmth thanks to his fur.
And there he stayed for two whole days, protecting the boy with his body.
Incredibly, neighbors finally found the pair and though the child was suffering from hypothermia, he was definitely alive!
The callous mother of that little boy is now up on charges, too, and she deserves nothing less than a stiff punishment.
Dogs rescuing children in dire straits seems to be par for the course in Siberia, though.
Three years earlier, a 3-year-old girl named Karina got lost in the wilderness with her dog. That dog eventually returned after 9 days and led rescuers to Karina!
Both children are alive and well today, all thanks to man’s best friend.