A little dog named Leia saved this baby dolphin’s life when she discovered him stranded on a beach in Wales earlier this month.
Her human uploaded a video of the rescue to YouTube, explaining, “I was taking photos of the fantastic scenery when I heard my dog barking at me from further down the beach … clearly she had found something!”
Coming closer, he realized that Leia had found a baby dolphin (or maybe a baby porpoise?) stuck on the sand. This good samaritan carefully and gently guided the baby back into the ocean … all while recording the rescue on video.
“Stayed at the site for while after to make sure he didn’t come back. Spoke to the coastguard once I had signal and they reported it to the science team. Think the little guy was lucky as there was nobody around for miles,” the rescuer posted on YouTube.
He nicknamed the baby dolphin Buddy, and snapped a photo once he was safely off and swimming again.
Of course the real hero of the day was Leia, who noticed another animal in need and got her human’s attention. “… If it wasn’t for my dog barking at me I would have missed him too,” he wrote on YouTube.
Good job, girl!
Watch the whole rescue here: