Thanks to the internet, there are plenty of stories of dog loyalty all over the world. There are dogs that stay by their master’s sides, even at a funeral. There are dogs that save people from certain tragedy by alerting authorities or by offering warmth to lost children in very cold environments. One dog sacrificed himself by taking snake bites to save a little girl playing in her back yard.
People view loyal dogs as heroes. A news short from Dateline NBC reveals the story of Shep, a loyal dog who came down to the railroad tracks every day for more than five years waiting for his owner to return.
Shep, know as Forever Faithful, came down to the railroad tracks every day waiting for his beloved owner to return. You see, a shepherder came to Fort Benton, Montana, in 1936 with his flock. He fell ill and died at a local hospital. The family insisted his body travel back east for burial.
Shep watched workers load the shepherder’s body onto a train at the station. Determined to see his owner return, Shep came down to the railroad tracks every day for 5 ½ years to see if the man would ever return.
Despite attempts to adopt him, Shep proved to everyone that his love and loyalty was steadfast. Shep died after slipping on some icy railroad tracks as a train passed through the station. Shep has a memorial in Fort Benton as one of the most loyal dogs in America. Watch his story below. Have some tissues ready.
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