A 2-year-old shepherd/pit bull mix named Jack is being hailed as a hero after he saved a family from a burning home by licking their faces.

Thanks to Jack, four adults and five children were able to escape the blazing home. “The fire was so bad we would have died,” said Aubrey Lomax. Two cats were also in the home, though one did not survive.

“As soon as I got to the scene they said, ‘[Jack] saved our lives, he woke us up,’” said Jennifer Leary with Red Paw Relief.

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