This past February, a three-year-old girl named Victoria Bensch wandered outside and away from her home in Cordes Lakes, Arizona. The toddler became lost in the woods near her home. The sun was beginning to set and the temperatures dropped below freezing.
The lost little girl was going to have to spend the night in the wilderness — thankfully, she wasn’t alone. It turns out that Blue, her dog, followed Victoria after she wandered away from her house.
“The dog kept her alert, warm and gave her companionship throughout a very cold night,” Dwight D’Evelyn, a spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, told The Arizona Republic.
The Queensland Heeler and Victoria found a dry creek bed to curl up in while a search party was combing the area looking for the toddler. All of Victoria’s family and their friends were walking through the woods, in the freezing temps, calling her name.
The Department of Public Safety decided to send out a helicopter to search for her. It took them fifteen long hours before they were finally able to spot Blue and the little girl. The pilot was going to try and land near the creek bed.