We all know they call dogs “man’s best friend.” But it’s become quite obvious over the years that they’re animal’s best friend, too! Their amazing combination of loyalty and unconditional love make them the perfect companions to all, and they’re always willing to lay it all on the line and risk their lives with heroic actions to help anyone or anything in need.

In the video below, a dog out with his owner saw some struggling in the water. And the good boy didn’t hesitate to go out and try to help. It was a baby bird unable to stay afloat, so Jax grabbed it and headed back to shore.

The man recorded the entire rescue and said in an update that the bird is doing well after the incident. He isn’t real sure what led to the bird’s struggle in the first place, but it’s a good thing Jax was there that day. What a hero!