Terrified shelter puppy hugs her best friend and ends up saving both their lives

Two shelter dogs were scheduled to be put down when a heartbreaking photo was posted to Angels Among Us Pet Rescue’s Facebook page along with an even more heartbreaking caption.

Not surprisingly, this heart-wrenching image brought out the best in one local Atlanta resident, who arrived not two hours after the picture went up to adopt the darling doggies.

Amazing what a hug can accomplish.

Update 10/27/2015

The latest chapter in the story of Kala and Keira is a joyous one! The pups who made headlines when their bittersweet hug photo went viral back in June have been adopted by a pair of best friends in Atlanta.

Source: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Source: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue

The Hound and the Boxer mix and happily adjusting to their new life with humans Wendy and Pam. Wendy recently lost her two elderly dogs, so K&K were a perfect fit.

Source: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Source: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue

Here’s to many happy years together!

Source: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Source: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue

High paws all around! And congrats to Kala and Keira!