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N.C. Veteran Recovering from Stroke Reunited with the 'Miracle' Chihuahua that Saved His Life

 A chihuahua in North Carolina became an unlikely hero earlier this month when she saved her owner’s life while he was having a stroke.


Rudy Armstrong, 86, called on his chihuahua Boo-Boo for help when he found himself in an emergency situation


A chihuahua in North Carolina became an unlikely hero earlier this month when she saved her owner’s life while he was having a stroke.


Rudy Armstrong had begun his day as was common on his houseboat in Oriental, but the 86-year-old Navy veteren later realized something was wrong.


"I sat down in my chair, drank my coffee, and therefore the next thing i do know it had been after lunch," he told WCTI. "And I couldn’t even get my hand to maneuver and my foot wouldn’t move."


Realizing he was having a stroke and not having the ability to succeed in his phone to involve help, Armstrong turned to his pet chihuahua, Boo-Boo.


"I didn’t want to be there for a few of days before somebody would come by," he shared, "So I said, 'Ok Boo-Boo, go get me some help.'"


Boo-Boo did just that, leading the Dockmaster to Armstrong. The Dockmaster called the paramedics and Armstrong was taken to the CarolinaEast center .


"We thank him for his service to our country and for allowing us the privilege of caring for him and sharing his story of Boo-Boo, the miracle pup," the hospital wrote during a Facebook post.


Five days after Boo-Boo saved Armstrong’s life, the pair were finally reunited.


“I’ve got tears running out of my eyes," Armstrong said of the reunion. "Missed her such a lot , man.”

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