What young Jack Smith saw through his neighbor’s window gave him the fright of his life. He’d only come to walk his neighbor’s dog, but it was that clear something terrible had happened. He knew that his neighbor needed immediate help, so he sprinted to get his parents.
Rocky Mosteller is a 70-year-old veteran who lives in Anderson Township, Hamilton Country, Ohio. The ex-Marine Corps soldier was married, but he has lived alone ever since his wife passed away. From then on, he’s only had his dog, named Sofie, to keep him company at home.
Mosteller did have friendly neighbors, though. The most noteworthy was 11-year-old Jack Smith. The two of them had always bonded over their mutual love of Sofie, but on one fateful day in August 2014 the relationship between the veteran and the young boy changed forever.