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MEXICO – A 14-year-old is thanking a Labrador retriever for staying by his side after falling down a ravine and getting lost in the wilderness.

Juan Heriberto Trevino was attending summer camp in Mexico when she got separated from his group while searching for firewood. Max, a Labrador retriever was following Juan during his trek. The two only met a short time earlier.

Max stayed by Juan’s side as he fended for himself for two days. According to The Dodo, Max laid on top of Juan to keep him warm at night. Max also managed to find fresh water for them to drink.

A search party managed to find Juan 44 hours after he disappeared. Juan’s family was so grateful Max helped keep him alive that they tried to adopt him, but as it turns out, Max already has a loving family.