Dogs are too good for this world. According to KCCI, this pupper in Port Jefferson was caught on camera by his owner Mark Freeley doing something pretty remarkable: saving the life of a baby deer. The dog's name is Storm, and he's a golden retriever. The word "retriever" is in the name, so he is sort of innately programmed to go retrieve, but Storm is remarkably gentle with the stunned fawn, who lays gasping on the shore after being dragged to safety:
This video is restoring everyone's faith in humanity:
This golden retriever for president please. He's done more good in one act than Trump has done his entire life.— Comeyday (@TiersOfLove) July 17, 2017
I adore that the dog was giving the fawn his version of CPR. How loving.— Wendy #demforce (@chillibeanboy) July 17, 2017
You can see him play bowing, trying to entice her to play lol. So sweet. I've had Goldens for many yrs. They're so so smart and loving :)— Charla Wainwright (@CharWain) July 17, 2017
And yes, the deer is okay. KCCI reports that Freeley immediately contact Frank Floridia of the Strong Island Rescue group to come help them out. Unfortunately, the deer bolted again, straight into the water! It was probably pretty freaked out by the dog, because interspecies romance doesn't happen immediately. The deer has an eye injury and was covered in ticks, but is recovering until it can be released again into to the wild. Hurray, we can have some good things.