Manatees may look scary because of their large size, but they are some of the friendliest creatures.
They are calm and peaceful marine mammals that aren’t known to harm or attack anyone in their way. Case in point, this eight-month-old Pit Bull accidentally stumbled upon one, and it was the most heartwarming story ever.
The young pup had been missing, and his owner was worried sick of his whereabouts. Luckily, a woman noticed the commotion coming from the place near the river.
There she saw the manatee trying to help a poor dog who fell into the water. She immediately called a police officer named Lopez for help.
For several hours, the dog frantically clung to the seawall as he was desperately trying to save himself from the river current. Floating close to the surface was a manatee who was watching over him. It’s like it was telling him, “Everything’s going to be alright, little fellow.”
With the help of an extension ladder and some Milkbone treats, Officer Lopez was quick to rescue the poor pup and moved him to safety. When the manatee saw that the dog was finally in good hands, it slowly swam away.
According to Officer Lopez, manatees are curious sea creatures. So when the manatee heard the sound of water splashing, it came over to check what’s happening.
Once it saw the dog who badly needed help, it tried to give him company so that he would calm down.
However, nobody’s sure yet if the manatee was trying to be friendly or it had different intentions with the dog. But one thing’s for sure it stayed with the pup for a long time until the officer’s help came just in time.