All across the world you can find timeless metal tributes to all sorts of adorable beasts doing heroic deeds.
And yes, they are all good boys and girls.
Check out some of the world's most heartwarming bronze creatures below.
This little boy is a hero.
When Owen, a six-year-old boy living in Massachusetts, heard about the devastating fires of Australia, earlier this year, he not only wanted to help the animals -- he actually did something about it.
It all started with a drawing he did of a kangaroo, dingo, and koala in the rain. This drawing was Owen's wish for a storm to come and stop the fire, thus saving the animals. When his mom asked him if he wanted to help in some way, Owen didn't hesitate and came up with an idea of creating clay koalas in order to save the real ones!
Owen and his mom began to make little koalas to give out for every donation they received. The response was tremendous and the family started a GoFundMe page. So far, Owen and his family have raised over $100,000 and donated it all to the wildlife rescue organization called Wildlife Rescue South Coast.
Read more about Owen's Little Koala's.
Introducing a new heroine to the comic universe -- Maggie!
Maggie is a cat from space who is humanity's last hope to stop the evil Baron from unleashing his demon army on the Earth. The artist and writer behind the awesome new series is @tonyeatswords.
If you love seeing a badass feline kick some demon butt -- you can follow the series on Twitter!
In the middle of the night, cat owner Scott White was awoken in the early hours of Sunday to his cat purring and pacing about the room. Then the rescue cat, named Joey, even stood on his chest to get his undivided attention.
Luckily, Mr White was able to recognize something was wrong with the way Joey was acting and went into the kitchen to find the entire room filled with smoke! The smoke coming from a slow cooker he had set hours ago.
Mr White told CBC, "We went to bed around midnight and it was fine," White said of the Crock-Pot. "And then it wasn't fine when Joey found it."
Story via CBC
Pets are comforting animals in our lives, but in some people's lives -- they are the very reason they're STILL alive.
In a viral Facebook post, by Genial, users flooded the comment section and shared stories of how their pets have saved their lives. We've gathered the top stories and shared them below.
All we can say is thank goodness for our beloved pets.
One man, Kendall Diwisch of Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada, is being praised as a hero!
Diwisch came across three abandoned kittens that were frozen to the ground, thinking on his feet, Diwish quickly returns to his truck, brings back warm coffee, and pours the fluid onto the stuck felines. Essentially, thawing them out.
He posted on Facebook, "So today I found these three fellows on one of the back roads near one of my wells. Most likely dropped off. Poor things were frozen into the ice so they had to have been there all night. All three little rascals went to their new home today where they get to be together instead of separating them. All three are eating and drinking and very energetic. Thanks for everyone's consideration and offering to take them very appreciated."
After the incident, Diwisch took the poor little kittens back to his home where he gave him food and water, and of course, a warm shelter.
In his Facebook post, he added: "All three little rascals went to their new home today where they get to be together instead of separating them. All three are eating and drinking and very energetic. Thanks for everyone's consideration and offering to take them very appreciated."
A million thanks to Mr Diwisch! Thank you for your kind and loving generosity for these kittens!
Story via Independent
After all, what are big sisters for?
In the adorable now viral video (uploaded by Reddit user u/YourMumWasHere), you can see a kitten playing with a toy when it suddenly gets stuck up on the fridge. After trying to reach for it, the kitten has decidedly given up... that is, until big sister arrives! The older cat "comes to the rescue" and helps retrieve the stuck toy and walks off nonchalantly.
Pretty bad-ass move, big sis!
Diego, a 100-year-old Galapagos Tortoise (Chelonoidis hoodensis), from the Galapagos island, is set to be released to his native island of Espanola this March, according to the Galapagos National Parks service (PNG).
Park rangers on Santa Cruz Island, California, believe Diego's contribution to the program has resulted in him being the patriarch of at least 40 percent of their 2,000 tortoise population!
Diego is a hero, he single-handedly saved his species by fathering 800 offsprings!
Jorge Carrion, the PNG director, said, "About 1,800 tortoises have been returned to Espanola and now with natural reproduction, we have approximately 2,000 tortoises. This shows that they are able to grow, they are able to reproduce, they are able to develop."
And just to make this even more impressive, around 50 years ago, there were only two males and 12 females of Diego's species currently living on Espanola. Plus, they were too spread out to actually reproduce.
Story via DailyMail
Meet the goodest boy we know of right now -- Bear!
Bear is a koala detection dog. That is his job. And since the fires started raging in Australia this past September, Bear has been hard at work scouring the Earth for koalas.
Bear is a blue-eyed border collie/koolie mix who works with the University of Sunshine Coast (USC) Detection Dogs for Conservation. Bears job is to sniff out sick, orphaned and injured koalas across New South Wales and Queensland (both of which had taken on the fires rampage the hardest).
According to the USC site, Bear was rescued from a shelter and has an endless supply of energy, an obsessive nature, and is completely uninterested in humans -- which turns out doesn't make for a great pet, but they're the exact qualities he needs to locate and track koalas. (Sometimes he looks for other marsupials, like the endangered Northern quoll.)
USC Detection Dogs for Conservation Senior Research Dr. Celine Frere said in a news release, "Bear is highly focused and brilliant at focusing on one thing – his ball which is his reward, which makes him perfectly suited for the job. He also has zero prey drive which is essential for a wildlife detection dog as they need to focus purely on the scent and not the animal, ultimately ignoring the animal."
Bear was trained by USC academic and also works in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
Story via Mother Nature Network
There's a real life Ace Ventura Pet Detective in Shanghai, Asia, and he's incredible at this job!
Meet Private sleuth Sun Jinrong, a real-life pet detective who gets the job done, and unlike Jim Carey's Ventura -- does so without the goofiness.
Though, we are quite fond of the goofiness.
Anyways, Jinrong is being dubbed as the nation's FIRST pet detective! Apparently, he is completely stoney-faced but adores animals so much that he solves only animal-related cases. 7 years ago, Jinrong first launched his pet detective business and so far has reunited around 1,000 missing pets back with their worried owners.
And he solves each case with the help of high-gear tech.
Can this dude sound any cooler?
Story via Breaking Asia
We hear about dogs saving people's lives all the time, but what about cats? Can cats be 'heroic'? With this video uploaded to Facebook, the answer to that question is a definite yes.
DLore Álvarez, from Bogota, Colombia, shared an incredible video on Facebook, of her cat rescuing her son. The cat named Gatubela stopping her little boy, Samuel, from heading towards dangerous staircase.
Samuel, one-years-old, was crawling towards the staircase, as seen in the security footage uploaded to Facebook, when Gatubela quickly jumps into action. Gatubela inserts itself between the toddler and the dangerously steep fall of approximately 12 steps.
We are in complete awe and now know that yes, cat's can definitely be defined as "heroes."
Meet Sasha Pesic! Founder of Sasha's Shelter in the Serbian city of Nis. His journey that lead him down this path all started in 2008, when when Sasha was returning to his home in Nis and happened to come across four abandoned puppies along the way. Even without financial conditions, Sasha was moved by these four abandoned pups and decided to help them.
It was in that moment, through that small act of love that sparked a greater purpose in Sasha and has made him one of the leading defenders of animals in Serbia!
The Brazilian and dog-loving Priest, Padre Joao Paulo Araujo Gomes, is the hero we need.
Gravatá, Brazil, is a city where there are too many stray dogs in desperate need of a forever home. Kind-hearted Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes, who is the head of the parish of Santana, brings in these stray dogs into the mass on Sundays, in hopes families will provide them with a forever home.
And it's working.
Story via Metro.co.uk
Meet one of the good-est dogs in the world at the moment! A declassified military K9, who is being labeled as a hero after aiding in the capture, and take down of the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
According to Army General and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, the heroic dog's name will not be release for security reasons. The gender of dog is also classified information that will not be revealed. The only information known about the k9 is the breed -- a Belgian Malinois.
Reported by USA Today, it is mentioned that the dog did acquire slight wounds in the massive operation to take down al-Baghdadi. However, our heroic dog has already returned to duty after treatment.
Rightfully so, military's top officer, and the US President, have both credited the hound's "tremendous service."
"Our canine, I call it a dog, a beautiful dog – a talented dog – was injured and brought back," Trump said.
Thank you, declassified hero! We adore you!
Currently, the Twitterverse is taking a moment to appreciate the Belgian Malinois breed: