Harley, a 6-year-old Goldendoodle from Virginia, leaped into a lake near his house to save a newborn deer from drowning.

“Not sure how the fawn got out there but Harley obviously didn’t ask why, he just jumped into action,” said Ralph Dorn, 62, of Culpeper, Virginia.

Dorn claimed he was hunting for Harley when he noticed him leading the small fawn back to the coast approximately 200 feet from shore.

After that, Harley assisted the fawn up a rough ledge and placed her on the grass.

“Harley didn’t want to leave the fawn,” Dorn told People. “He just kept interacting with it, licking it, caring for it.”

After the fawn’s mother appeared, the two eventually parted ways. Dorn claimed he brought Harley inside at that point.

Until the next morning, when there was another meeting.

“This morning Harley got restless running from window to window,” said Dorn in an update. “I opened the front door and we could hear the fawn bleating. Harley ran into the tree line and found the fawn. The little one stopped bleating, tail wagging, they touched noses sniffed each other and Harley came calmly back to the house with me.”

Dorn was so pleased with his son that he shared the rescue on Facebook. More than 250,000 people have shared it.

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