There’s a special bond between man and canine that is hard to put into words. But this rescue situation from two years ago that just went viral on Reddit really shows how serious that connection is.

In the small town of Theresa, New York, a yellow lab fell into an icy river, and couldn’t get out. The dog’s cries for help really pull on your heartstrings, but luckily, the fire department was able to rescue the pup.