Protective family pet searches out 2-year-old boy, and stays with him until rescuers found them
Tyler Jacobson, 2, wandered off from his home, in South Carolina, in nothing but a nappy. But 12 hours later, police found the toddler being guarded by the family’s Labrador. The unnamed dog is thought to have stayed by Tyler’s side throughout the night, keeping him warm in freezing temperatures.
“Just thinking that a dog would watch a baby over the night, it’s kind of like a movie instead of real life. I heard some barking early in the morning, but I didn’t really think about it,” neighbour Emily DuBose told WIS TV.
“Since he belonged to them, he must have followed the boy the whole way, so that’s very special,” another neighbour commented.
“Everybody was hollering for the baby and calling his name. Not once did we hear him cry. His mum was worried and the baby upset. Bringing them back together was a joyful sight,” said Sheriff Jim Matthews.
Jack is 22 months, and last week, after his dad got home from work, Robert (8) went out to play with the neighbour's child. The house went quiet shortly afterwards, I assumed Jack was with his dad and his dad assumed the same.
There was a knock at our door, and it was the neighbour returning Jack. He walked into her house, the same house his brother was in. But we live in the country, so the house is not just next door, but it's not too far away either. I now keep the doors locked.
SO children can get out very easily, just glad my child and this other child were safe, and glad his dog was looking after him.
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