As a dog guardian, we understand that it is our responsibility to care for our four-legged friends. We feed them, play with them and make sure they have everything they need to lead a wonderful life. Whether we realize it or not, our dogs are willing to reciprocate the very same care for us if we were to ever need it.

This video illustrates an incredible instance where a dog came to the aid of his guardian … and likely saved his life. Bill Collins is a disabled veteran who lives alone with his dog Chance. Chance has been Collins’ companion for nearly a decade and the pair spend the majority of their time together. One day, Collins tripped on a rug in his home and sustained a serious injury to the head. Seeing his guardian in need, Chance jumped to action. It is a wonder how Chance knew to run to his neighbors for their help, but he was able to get them back to Collins’ home.

Thanks to the heroic action of Chance, his guardian is now healed and back to keep his amazing dog company. Doesn’t their story just warm your heart?