If this amazing story doesn’t make you want to go out and get a puppy right now, nothing will.

We all know that dogs are lovable and loyal pets, but a yellow lab named Archie recently showed why dogs are truly a human’s best friend: When his owner developed a tumor in his pancreas, Archie detected it and immediately tore it out!

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Now that’s a good boy!

Archie’s owner, Ryan Martin, had recently been feeling a little under the weather, but he had just figured it was a regular cold and never thought to go to the doctor. Late one night last week, Archie jumped into Ryan’s bed and began pawing at his abdomen, barking as if something was wrong. Ryan barely had time to wake up before Archie began urgently tearing into Ryan’s stomach and rooting through his intestines. Archie then sunk his teeth into the plum-sized tumor in Ryan’s pancreas and furiously twisted and tugged it until he ripped it out completely!

Wow! Who knows how long Ryan’s tumor would have gone undiagnosed if his dog hadn’t chomped it out of his body in a decisive manner. Here’s hoping Archie gets rewarded with a nice steak dinner for his keen nose and precise, powerful jaws, because he’s earned it!

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It’s truly incredible that Archie’s special ability allowed him to detect the tumor and yank it out before Ryan had even the first idea something was wrong. It just goes to show that you should never underestimate the awesomeness of our canine pals—as if there weren’t already enough reasons to think dogs are amazing!