Newfoundlands are apparently supposed to be rescue dogs, and Murphy sure lives up to his breed standard! Unlike most heroic dog rescue stories, Murphy is a hero dog who is being called a miracle maker because he saved a human's life who isn't in his immediate family. Not only was one of his humans not in immediate danger, but neither was he.
Murphy was safe and sound in his nice warm home when this normally very quiet boy started growling and barking. His humans assumed that he just really needed to go out to do his business, so they let him out in the yard. When he ran straight to the fence and continued making a fuss, one of his humans finally realized that he was trying to communicate that something very important and urgent required their attention. That's when they looked out the window at what Murphy was barking at, and saw their elderly neighbor collapsed outside in the cold.