Family Mourns Death of Toddler Who Ran Into Burning Home to Save His Beloved Puppy as Chaos Ensued

When a 23-month-old boy named Loki saw his home in flames and his parents calling for help as they tried to put out the fire themselves, he wanted to be a hero too.

On November 30, a fire broke out in an Arkansas home. Kurtis Sharp and Deshay Wilson, as well as their little boy, Loki Nicholi Mason Sharp, were not in the home when the fire started. However, as the parents called 911 for help and attempted to tame the flames themselves, Loki realized an important member of their family was still inside.

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Loki Ran Inside Undetected to Save His Beloved Puppy

According to People, Loki’s 6-month-old puppy was trapped, and amid the chaos, the 23-month-old ran into the burning home in an attempt to save his beloved puppy. Sadly, during his attempt to rescue the dog, Loki became trapped inside the home.

Loki was later found inside by firefighters, who believe the fire was the result of an electrical issue. In an interview with KFSM, Deshay said their puppy even tried to save their son:

Family Mourns Toddler Named Loki Who Died Saving Puppy

“There’s actually prints on the carpet of where she laid beside him, to try and save him from the fire. They basically tried to save each other.” Deshay also described the last thing they did together as mother and son before losing him in the fire:

“We played with chickens, raked leaves, that was one of the last things he did. He was just barely learning how to talk.”

On Monday, Kurtis took to Facebook to remember his baby boy. He wrote, “Fly high, baby boy. [You] are extremely missed and loved. We know [you’re] home and it kills us to see [you] have to go so soon. But mommy and daddy and all [your] siblings and family love [you] dearly.”

Family Mourns Toddler Named Loki Who Died Saving Puppy

According to KFSM, Loki was Kurtis and Deshay’s first child together. However, Loki had eight siblings from his parents’ previous relationships. Some of those siblings witnessed the Saturday night tragedy. As Deshay explained, they are taking the loss of their brother very hard:

“There are taking it really hard right now, they are blaming themselves for a lot of it. They haven’t been in school. His little sister she’s not even a year old yet, she can’t even sleep through the night anymore. She wakes up having nightmares and screaming and crying for her brother.”

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Kurtis and Deshay described their little boy as a “spunky, fun-loving and happy boy all-around” who is very, very missed. A fundraiser has since been set up to help the family with funeral and restoration expenses.

Loki will be laid to rest on December 7.

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