Michigan mom, Patricia, was heading to the garage when she realized her 14 month old son, Stanley, was no longer following her.

She ran into the backyard and found her son drowning in their pool.  Stanley was actually being pushed up and kept afloat by the family dog, black Labrador, Bear, who had jumped in after Stanley.

When Patricia finally got to Stanley, he wasn’t breathing. When she wasn’t able to reach 911, she raced to the nearest fire station where they were able to resuscitate him.

Bear has not only earned his named as man’s best friend but can now be called hero too.

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