It’s simple to stand back and chastise parents who let their kids get lost or wander off. Of course, you will understand better if you have ever had a toddler of your own.
Being young comes naturally with the urge to explore, which means that your child may be standing right next to you one minute and gone into another room the next.
Little ones are brimming with curiosity and have the energy to make the most of the situation. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep track of them.
This story is about a three-year-old girl named Victoria. She disappeared from her home in Cordes Lakes, Arizona one cold February evening.
She thought her dog, Blue, had gone missing, and so went outside looking for him.
By the time the little girl’s parents realized what had happened, it was already too late. Their beloved baby had entered the woods behind their house and was gone without a trace. Despite beginning a search, they found no sign of her.
After sounding the alarm, the entire local community combed the woods for Victoria. A helicopter gave them eyes in the sky, though fears were harbored that it would be difficult to find such a small girl in such a large wood.
Then, after 15 long hours, the helicopter spotted something down on the ground — a figure lying in a ditch.
It was Victoria … and beside her was the dog, Blue.
Blue had refused to leave Victoria’s side throughout the entire night, even as it got below freezing outside.
Victoria had frostbite in her hands when the rescue team found her, but she had otherwise survived the night unharmed.
Police claim that Victoria’s injuries might have been much worse if Blue hadn’t been there all night to keep her warm.
Victoria’s parents were thankful to have their daughter back after a truly agonizing night apart.
“I am very thankful that I’m able to hold her now and talk to her and everything else. She’s just all smiles right now, and she’s talking very good and is very happy. She loves that dog,” Victoria’s father, Ernest Bensch, said.
See more on Victoria and Blue’s remarkable story here:
What luck that Blue found Victoria when she needed help the most! And that he knew to stay by her side until help came.
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