8-year-old Jesse-Cole Shaver was playing with his friends near a creek behind their apartment building, when disaster struck.
While running around, one of the kids stepped on a rotten log, releasing a swarm of angry bees who had built their hive inside.
The kids ran back up the steep hill toward the apartment, but Jesse-Cole, who had been stung 24 times, was struggling to get away.
Luckily, the family dog, a pit-bull called Hades, ran to help, dragging Jesse-Cole by his trouser leg and pulling him up the hill.
"Hades saw me and came and dragged me up to the grass and stopped and let me crawl on her back and took me to my mom," the boy told reporters.
His mum was sitting in her car when the kids came running up the hill towards her. She ran to help and was astounded to see the dog pulling her son away from the swarm.
Her other daughter, Jasmine is severely allergic to bee stings, and was stung five times. Her mum ran to grab an EpiPen while a neighbour called an ambulance. Both children were treated in hospital and released later in the day.
Their mother is incredibly grateful the dog was able to help her son get away and chase away the bees, and is certain he saved the children’s' lives.
"A couple of these kids could have gotten really sick or died, I'm sure of it," she said.
"Oh, I thank my puppy, I'm so glad we adopted her."