Erika is a young mother from Maryland and she recently experienced one of the most powerless feelings a person can ever go through. Her home burst into flames and she was forced to watch helplessly as all of her possessions burned. Worst of all, her newborn child was trapped inside. Little Vivianna’s cries could be heard from the outside of the home.
Unfortunately, she and her neighbors were unable to save the child. They even attempted to kick in the windows and doors to no avail. Once the firefighters arrived, Erika let them know that her baby and her dog were still trapped inside of the home. When the firemen came into the house, they never could have expected what they were going to find.
Polo the dog is one of the bravest animals that we have ever known. Eight month old Vivianna had no ability to save herself and Polo intervened in a very special way. The little pup knew that the child would not be able to survive for long. So Polo did what any other dog would do in this situation: she sprawled out on top of the baby and protected her from the flames.
Thanks to the efforts of the dog, Vivianna was able to survive this terrible ordeal. True love is when you are willing to lay down your life to save someone else’s. This is exactly what little Polo did on this fateful day. Vivianna sustained burns on 15 percent of her body, but she is expected to make a full recovery. A Go Fund Me has been established and she will require a hyberbaric chamber.
If not for Polo’s quick thinking, this story would have a very sad ending. Now, it is time for you to share this story with your closest friends and loved ones. The story of Polo and Vivianna needs to be seen in order to be believed. Those who wish to learn more about this incredible tale should check out the video below. Be sure to pass it on to the other dog lovers in your life when you have finished drying your eyes.
Erika’s retelling of this story definitely tugged on our heartstrings. If you are anything like us, then you will want to have your Kleenex ready long before you decide to press play. This is a bittersweet story that will have you thinking for days and weeks to come.