This is a pretty incredible reminder of how loyal dogs are. There's a reason we happily spend $200 trillion on dog toys and leashes and crap every single year.

An 85-year-old guy in San Angelo, Texas named J.R. Nicholson was feeling dizzy a few weeks ago, and called 911 for help. So the paramedics came, loaded him into the ambulance, and took him to the hospital.

They didn't realize his 35-pound beagle named Buddy didn't want to leave J.R.'s side. Buddy hopped onto the little side step of the ambulance without any of the paramedics noticing, and just sat there, riding the ambulance, as it went to the hospital.

About 20 miles into the drive, another driver flagged them down and told them there was a dog on the side of the ambulance. They didn't really have a choice at that point, so they loaded Buddy into the back and took him the rest of the way.

J.R. stayed one night at the hospital and was released. Buddy stayed with him the entire time.

Read more at San Angelo Standard-Times.