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Dogs are often potrayed as human’s best friends, but sometimes some humans don’t deserve them – and there are those that do. And while scrolling through my feeds I found this story that’s too heartwarming not to share.

This is the story of a dog that rig worker Vitisak Payalaw found paddling in a sorry state while was working on an offshore planner with Chevron, that’s roughly 135 miles off the coast of Thailand. He told news sources that there were no boats in sight for miles when he and fellow staff members spotted the dog as it swam towards the platform on the afternoon of April 12. They held out a pole for the poor waterlogged canine to grab hold of, but the little guy kept on slipping as he was getting buffeted by the strong waves.

“His eyes were so sad. He just kept looking up just like he wanted to say, ‘please help me,'” he said, as the dog seemed to be on the verge of giving up.

Knowing that time was now of the essence, the workers hurriedly threw a rope around the pooch and pulled him up. Payalaw went on to describe how the dog simply held on silently, looking up at the workers. Once on board, they continued their rescue efforts by bathing and giving the brave canine some sustenance.

The rescuers named the dog Boonrod, which means “survivor.”

The dog was taken back to shore, and placed in a temporary charity shelter called Watchdog Thailand. The dog, according to the shelter, is said to be an aspin – a breed native to the Philippines. How the heck he got all the way to Thailand is one hell of a mystery.

Payalaw went on to finish his 10-day tour of duty, and dropped by the shelter to see how the dog was doing – and when it seemed that nobody had claimed the little guy, he decided to adopt Boonrod himself.

As it is, Boonrod is now living happily with his new family! You can check out the video below about his amazing story:

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