You read stuff like this and it just amazes you.

Palm Beach Post reports:

A 7-year-old boy shielded his younger brother and another boy from a dog that escaped from a nearby business.

Homestead Police spokesman Fernando Morales says the dog ran to the yard where the boys were playing just before 7 p.m. Thursday and began attacking. The older boy pushed his 4-year-old brother and 4-year-old friend under a vehicle to protect them from the dog.

Then the dog began to maul the older boy.

The boy’s father heard the screams and hit the dog with a shovel until it ran away.

Police say the older boy was taken to the hospital with severe wounds to his head, shoulders and arms.

According to news reports, the boy is going to be OK.

I remember about two years ago a dog from a neighboring house got loose and came tearing into my backyard where my kids were playing. My then nine year old got everyone together and made sure they all got in the door before she followed. It’s a moment I think about often when she forgets to clean her room or does a poor job with her homework. I remember that she’s still the girl who made sure her little brothers and sisters got in the house before her.