In Wake Of The Paris Attacks, This Heroic Dog Inspires Millions Around The World

by Phil Mutz
Phil is an Editor at LittleThings. He loves writing and the outdoors. You can often find him at the movies or the park.

Heroism can come in all kinds of shapes and forms.

We often associate heroic behavior with the military, the police, firefighters, doctors, and nurses — but not every hero is a human, like this brave dog that saved the life of a blind woman.

And in the wake of the recent tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, one incredible dog has been making news and touching the hearts of people around the world.

On November 18, in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, French special forces took part in an early-morning raid. The raid was designed to capture and arrest several suspects believed to be connected to the terrible attacks from the previous Friday. One member of the police raid was a very special dog named Diesel.

Diesel bravely gave her life in the police operation. But her heroic actions have sparked an outpouring of love and support from people across the globe.

Scroll through to see this incredibly courageous dog, and how she sacrificed herself in the name of keeping others safe from harm.

What do you think of Diesel’s amazing actions? Let us know in the comments.

h/t Express/Huffington Post

When French special forces entered an apartment in Saint-Denis, France, they were met with a large amount of gunfire and armed resistance, in a showdown that lasted for several hours. One member of the police team was Diesel, a 7-year-old Belgian shepherd dog.

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After bravely entering the building, Diesel was tragically killed by those holed up in the apartment. As one French Twitter user put it, Diesel 'died to defend our colors.'

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The Police Nationale tweeted, 'Diesel, a seven-year-old Malinois, police dog for RAID [France's anti-terrorist police unit], was killed by terrorists in the ongoing operation.' Due in part to Diesel's bravery, no other police were killed in the operation, though five were injured. The outpouring of support and love for Diesel's actions was powerful and immediate.

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Tributes from around the world have been made all over the news and social media. In fact, a Twitter hashtag '#JeSuisChien' has gone absolutely viral. The term is translated as 'I'm a dog' in a massive show of support and gratitude for Diesel's brave sacrifice.

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While the terrible terrorist attacks in Paris have left the world in mourning, support for the city has been enormous and overwhelming. Now with the loss of one more hero, the world says thank you once again to all of those like Diesel who are fighting to keep us safe. #JeSuisChien

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Diesel’s bravery shows that heroes truly do come in all shapes and sizes. While her loss is tragic, her memory lives on in the hearts of people around the world.

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