When we go on hikes, it’s to get away from the grind and enjoy the natural world that surrounds us. The forest is generally quiet with only the sounds of the wind whispering through the trees and the pitter patter of the occasional squirrel climbing up a branch.
For these Australian hikers, this time was extraordinarily different. While they just thought they were going on a relaxing, meditative walk through the woods, what happened to them was far from it.
Read on to see what they discovered on their journey and why they were almost brought to tears in the middle of the woods. It’s an amazing, unexpected story that will stick with you all day.
12. An Innocent Trip
11. What Is That?!
Suddenly in their journey, they stumbled upon a spot in the stream that seemed to move in a way that regular creeks don’t move. As they hiked closer they realized that they weren’t looking at plain old rocks in a creek. In fact, it was a little, brown puppy!
10. What Should We Do Now?
The hikers realized that the poor dog was exhausted from struggling to get out of the creek and cold from all the moving water around him. What should they do? Would it attack if they tried to help? They can’t just leave him to die there on his own, they had to do something.
After forming a plan, the group wrapped a rope the dog’s shoulders while another person held a big stick ready to defend his family if necessary. Together they pulled the puppy out of the muddy creek and onto the shore. They saw that it was a she and was very gentle. They figured that she belonged to someone and had to get her home.