A 10-year-old schoolgirl miraculously survived a freezing snow blizzard by hugging onto a stray dog for warmth after she got lost on her way home from school.
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 18, 2022
According to The Mirror, the girl named Vika Z, who lives on the island of Sakhalin in Uglegorsk, Russia, was found half a mile from her home.
The island is well known to be super cold with temperatures often dropping below freezing and the locals frantically searched for her when they realized she was missing.
However, they were not finding her and things were starting to turn for the worse because it was starting to get dark outside. Temperatures began to drastically drop and reached around 12 degrees Fahrenheit.
They feared the young girl wouldn’t survive the night in such brutal weather conditions and continued to search nonstop. After 18 hours, she was finally found safe and alive, thanks to a furry friend.
The girl was found “hugging a fluffy dog for warmth,” an official with the Investigative Committee, Olesya Voznyuk said. “She was hiding under a balcony with the dog.”