When photos of a dog carrying her 10-day-old puppies to safety surfaced on Reddit Friday, the images elicited warm-and-fuzzy reactions from several users on the site.
The pictures quickly became the main story of the day.
The mother dog – a German Shepherd mix called Amanda – risked her life to pick up the puppies in her mouth and carried them from the burning house to the safety of the fire truck, writes Daily Mail.
The fire broke out at a home in Santa Rosa de Temuco, Chile, on Thursday after a car bomb went off.
A house fire in Temuco, Chile, destroyed the portion of the home where the pups lived, according to local news agency Soy Temuco.
The dog ran between the house and truck over and over again until all puppies were safe.
Although the puppies were safely delivered to a fire truck by their mother, homeowner Omar Torres was transported to a local hospital for burn treatments, writes The Huff Post.
After rescuing all of her puppies from the fire, Amanda sat down next to them, protecting them with her body as the firefighters fought the blaze.
Unfortunately, one of the puppies, named Amparo, died Thursday night due to te severe burns. The rest of the puppies are in stable condition.
The vet, Felipe Lara, told Soy Chile that Amanda had defended her puppies when they tried to take them away from her to care for them.
Eventually Amanda let them check over her pups but she wanted to stay with ailing Amparo and did not want to let her from her sight.