A dog would do anything for their family, and when one four-year-old little boy was about to be run over by a van, the brave family dog jumped in front of his human brother’s way and shielded him from harm.
At around 6:00 pm this past Tuesday, a Michigan single dad was crossing the street with his two kids and their dog Piper. However, just as they were about to cross, a minivan came plowing through the intersection. Yet before the van got to the family, Piper jumped in the way to protect her loved ones.
Four-year-old Sid was still injured in the hit and run, but would have died if not for Piper. “I heard him screaming so I knew he was alive, which was a relief,” said dad Dave Badham. “I wanted to console him but I couldn’t deal with the whole top of his head flapped open, I could see his skull.” And in all the panic Badham didn’t see Piper run off, and feared that she was dead.
Badham had no choice but to rush Sid to the hospital, where doctors determined the little boy was in fair condition and Badham realized how much Piper did for them. “If it weren’t for that dog, my son would be dead right now,” said Badham. “The dog went underneath the vehicle and hit Sid and laid him down on top of the vehicle, if it weren’t for that dog that would have been my son under the tire.”
For days the family thought Piper was gone, but she miraculously showed up on the front porch of the family’s neighbor, who previously owned Piper. “When I got home she was happy to see everybody and all excited it was just amazing that she is not that hurt is what gets me,” said neighbor Trisha Warnicke, who plans on reuniting Piper with Sid once he is released from the hospital.
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