On Saturday, Tony's owner, Jesus Hueche, was pruning a tree outside their home in Argentina when he slipped and fell about 6 feet down to the concrete sidewalk below. He had hit his head and lost consciousness, but thankfully his situation didn't go unnoticed — and throughout the ordeal, Hueche was never alone.
When paramedics arrived, they found Tony by his side.
While emergency crews attended to the injured Hueche, fitting him with a neck brace, the dog continued to embrace him and refused to leave his spot.
Tony was worried sick.
Hueche eventually did come to, and gave Tony a few reassuring pats to let him know he was going to be OK.
When it came time to load Hueche into an ambulance to take him to the hospital, Tony persisted; he tried to climb inside with him.
But the dog and his beloved owner wouldn't be apart for long.
Fortunately, Hueche's injuries were said to have been mild, and he was released from the hospital a short while later to reunite with Tony. The images of the dog's tender reaction during his rescue, meanwhile, quickly went viral on social media.
Local radio station La Brujula 24 recently caught up with Hueche to learn more about his faithful pup, whom he had rescued as a stray.
"One day we saw him on the street and adopted him, gave him love, food and [he] is part of our family," Hueche told the station. "For me he's like a son."