01/01/2017 11:34 EST | Updated 01/01/2017 12:07 EST

Brave Dog Protects Injured Pal From Oncoming Trains At Christmas

This is friendship.

A brave dog risked its life for two days over Christmas to protect an injured friend.

On Dec. 25, a train conductor outside of Tseglovka, Ukraine told locals that he had spotted two dogs huddled together on the tracks.

One was too injured to move, so the other huddled close to keep it warm, pressing its friend's head down every time a train passed overhead.

Denis Malafeev, who captured video of the two canines, wrote on Facebook that it was hard to rescue the injured dog because its friend was so protective.

Malafeev wrote that the dogs, Panda and Lucy, have since been returned to their original owners.

Watch a video of Panda protecting Lucy above.

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