Smiles were shining and tails were wagging as several teens that helped to save a young dog's life were reunited with her, able to see their good deeds payoff for the first time.
"Because of something little we did, everything has changed," said Brandon Noriega, former Harlandale student.
Thanks to the heroic efforts of five Harlandale High School students, the lucky girl, Londyn, has a new lease on life, and is looking for a now new home.
The yellow labrador-mix was found by students Brandon Noriega, Roland Bazan, Joseph Rangel, Ivan Zarate, and Luis Villanueva wandering near the school's track back in April.
According to rescuers, she was on her last leg, possibly hours away from death when the teens found her.
All five of the boys immediately sprang into action, bringing Londyn water, and taking turns sitting with her until rescuers could make it the school.
Photos of the dog show just how bad off Londyn was at the time of her rescue, with a protruding rib cage, and covered in fleas and ticks.
"It broke my heart, ya know," said Joseph Rangel, Harlandale student.
"I received a call from my rescue partner Christine, and she told me about a dog that needed to be transported to Callaghan Animal Hospital," said Marie Crabb a member of the PAWS, a local foster-based organization. "And I came right over to Harlandale High School to pick up the dog. The students were holding her. She could not stand on her own."
Although her diagnosis was very serious, Londyn was be able to overcome it all, thanks to her heroes.
And it wasn't only KENS 5 that noticed the heroic efforts. This story was picked up by Peta, who gave the boys an award for their part in rescuing Londyn.
PAWS said Londyn has fully recovered and is ready for a forever home. If you are interested in adopting Londyn, CLICK HERE to visit PAWS website.