Everyone knows that dogs are our best friend (sorry cats) and there are countless reasons why this is true.
But if you need another reason then prepare for a pretty heartbreaking one that has emerged from South East Queensland.
A man was driving through Nambour and decided to overtake a car - a decision that would cost him his life. Luke McKoy lost control of the vehicle and it slammed into a tree, before careering down an embankment.
The 28-year-old was critically injured in the crash; his dog Major also suffered a dislocated and broken leg as well as various internal injuries. Despite the injury, the pooch made his way to his owner and waited by his side for five hours until emergency services came across the crash.
The poor thing wouldn't have been able to do anything to save Mr McKoy but at least his best mate was there in his final hours.
Mr McKoy's sister Jasmine Nadin has told the Courier Mail: "He taught me so much in life and I had always looked up to him. Major was Luke's first dog and his best friend," Ms Nadin said.
"It's a miracle Major survived...we can't seem to figure out how he survived."
It's not clear whether the 28-year-old was killed on impact or whether he was alive after the crash. To make matters even worse, Major had to be put down because his injuries were too severe.
Jasmine wrote on Facebook: "Unfortunately Major sufferer internal Injuries that were unfixable and left him in a lot of pain.
"His condition started getting worse and the vet called us to tell us we only really have one option and that Major won't make it until the morning."
A fundraising campaign was set up to initially pay for Major's medical costs but now they're being redirected to fund the pet's cremation.
Luke was one of six people who died on Queensland roads last weekend and police have issued a warning to motorists to be careful to avoid any unnecessary death or injury.
Acting Superintendent Neal White said: "Last weekend was incredibly tragic with a number of serious crashes across the state, some of which have claimed innocent lives.
"These crashes have had an enormous impact, not only on families, but also on entire communities and emergency service personnel."Featured Image Credit: Luke McKoy/Facebook