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Rescue Dog Saves Toddler Lost in Woods for 9 Hours (VIDEO)

After going missing, a 3-year-old toddler named Mason Ryan was saved by the adopted family dog Banjo, who stayed by the boy’s side for the entire two mile, nine hour ordeal.

In fact, it was the pooch’s barking that ultimately alerted rescuers to the little boy’s presence.

Said Mason’s father of the dog — whom they adopted two years ago — “[Banjo] brought my son back. He stayed with him through the woods and didn’t let him out of his sight and let the people know where he was.”

Way to go Banjo, you’re a 21st century Lassie!

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