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The following story is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

It centers around Buddy, the four-year old dog of 85-year old JR Nicholson, a rancher in Texas.

When emergency responders picked up Nicholson and transported him to the hospital in am ambulance, due to complaints of dizziness, they were shocked by they saw after a motorist flagged them down about 20 milts into the trip.

There was Buddy, riding along on the small side step of the vehicle.

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“It was a crazy ordeal,” said EMT Tanner Brown to The Standard Times. “We didn’t have anything else to do but to load the dog up and put him in the ambulance and take him to the ER with us.”

Pretty awesome and even more amazing, huh?


Nicholson got to Buddy while in the hospital and was released later that day.

“I was impressed,” Nicholson said. “He didn’t have to go to the hospital with me, but he did.”

That’s the thing, though. That’s why we love dogs so much. In Buddy’s mind, his owner was in danger. So he actually did have to go to the hospital with you, JR.

Who else was gonna protect you and love you unconditionally?