This bittersweet story will have you crying in no time!
Tonka and Little P were out on a hike in Colorado with their owner Kris Busching, 33, and his friend Mark when the group found themselves lost.
Two days in, Kris and the dogs attempted to descend into a canyon to get fresh water but fell, according to Mr. Bones & Co., a nonprofit animal shelter organization based in New York which is currently caring for the dogs.
As he lost his footing, Kris tried to pull his dogs up safety but they all tumbled to the bottom of the canyon. The talented tattooist was killed on impact while Tonka and Little P were both injured.
The dedicated pit bulls stayed by Kris’ body until help finally arrived a day later and they, along with Kris’ friend Mark, were rescued.