A lost toddler was found being protected by a large stray dog on the streets of St. Louis, Missouri after getting out of his father’s home on his own.
According to FOX 2, the young boy named Kh’amorion Taylor was wearing his pajamas and wandering down a street on the morning of October 1st with the dog by his side when a neighbor spotted him. The neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, was walking her dogs when she found the boy. She proceeded to spend the next few hours knocking on doors up and down the street to find the boy’s family. The Pit Bull refused to leave the boy’s side until he was reunited with his family.
“He looked well taken care of, he was very neat, very clean; he just didn’t have the shoes on,” the woman said of Taylor. Taylor’s father eventually recognized his son on a social media post and was reunited with him shortly after. Taylor is said to have said “puppy” repeatedly as the dog was taken in by the St. Louis Police Department.
The Good Samaritan said she thought it was part of her civic duty to help. “It is important that we stick together, that we help each other, that we go back to the things that our grandparents and their community used to do,” she told FOX 2. “That we build a sense of unity.”
As for Taylor’s canine guardian angel, the St. Louis Police Department is now thinking about adopting the stray dog. Many people have since commented on the department’s Facebook page asking them to adopt the dog. “Are you adopting the stray pitbull? Please adopt him as an honorary member,” wrote one person.”PLEASE adopt the loving Pit Bull….He deserves a safe good home! Don’t allow him to stay on the streets…” wrote another.
We’re hopeful such a loving, protective dog will find a forever home soon.