A sweet moment captured on camera between a Wells firefighter and the dog he rescued from a roof is getting national attention.

A dog somehow managed to get onto the roof of his home through an upstairs window, prompting numerous calls to Wells police on Sunday. Police said “an awesome citizen” stood by the dog until firefighters arrived at the scene.

Officer Steve McDonald and the Wells Fire Department worked together to rescue the dog. As McDonald watched – and filmed – from below, the thankful husky licked the face of Cap. Jeff Nawfel, who was trying to get him back through the window.

The photos and video posted shared by the police department caught the attention of Inside Edition, which featured the interaction in a story over the weekend.