Meet Amanda and Kyro, an adorable duo, known respectively as "Goldilocks and the Wolf."
Amanda Tromp met Kyro the husky three years ago, when she stumbled upon a Craigslist ad for 10 husky puppies in need of a new home.
Amanda contacted the owner and volunteered to raise the pups until a new place for them to live was found. But after bottle-feeding and nurturing Kyro for awhile, the thought of not having him around was too much to bear — so she officially adopted him.
"Kyro ended up coming home with me because I couldn't resist his chunky puppy belly!" Tromp remembers.
Like anyone could resist this ball of fur!
What she didn't know at the time was that this rescue puppy, she spontaneously adopted, would later be the one rescuing her.
In her post shared on BuzzFeed Community platform, Tromp tells a story of how Kyro's adoption helped her escape an abusive relationship she had been trapped in for quite some time.
"My ex was stressed and controlling, that's why he hit me. I was his punch bag. He had been cheating on me, and was paranoid that I had cheated on him," Amanda told Metro UK.
However, she admits she didn't quite understand the severity of her situation at first: "It was like I couldn't really see what was going on," she says.
Kyro became Amanda's refuge from her violent boyfriend. The two would embark on long walks and adventures together.
The tipping point between Amanda and her boyfriend was when he started channeling his rage onto Kyro.
"When he started coming for Kyro, I knew I needed to protect him," she says.
With the help of Amanda's parents, she and her four-legged Siberian friend were liberated and set out to live a happy life on their own.
Adventuring with Kyro inspired Amanda to tap into her passion for photography. She started posting shots from their travels under the name Goldilocks and the Wolf, and soon enough the whole world was drooling over their winter wonderland-ish fairy tale.
Their Instagram account has 96,000 followers.