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Published:April 4th, 2011 12:39 EST

Hero Pooch Keeps Runaway Toddler Warm And Alive

By Robert Paul Reyes

"When two year-old Tyler Jacobson went missing for 12 hours in bitterly cold temperatures - there was one best friend he could count on.

In this case, however, his faithful companion had four legs and a very waggy tail.


Police found the toddler being guarded by the family labrador after he wandered out the back door of his home in Elgin, South Carolina.

Police launched a huge search with dog teams and a helicopter but called it off in the small hours of Saturday morning"

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This story illustrates the fact that a dog is a man`s and a baby`s best friend. No home is complete without a faithful dog and a playful kitten.

A dog is a member of the family, and it`s an outrage that the pooch wasn`t named in the Daily Mail article.

Tyler was wearing only a diaper when he left on his epic journey, but he had the fluffy dog to keep his warm and alive.

Tyler`s dad is serving in the army, and his mom seems to be missing in action. The mom has some `splaining to do, how could a toddler have wandered away from the home?

Thank goodness that there`s a dog to watch over the toddler.

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