Daniel, also known as the Miracle Dog, relaxes on the steps of his new home in Nutley, N.J on Nov. 16, 2011. The beagle mix got his name after it survived an Alabama dog pound gas chamber. Volunteers named the dog "Daniel" after the biblical figure who survived the lion's den.
The family received the dog on Nov. 10 from Eleventh Hour Rescue, the organization that took possession of him last month. Dwyer said Daniel has become fast friends with the Nutley family's other four pooches â
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(CBS) - We don't want to call this a Christmas miracle. That would be a little much. But it is pretty spectacular. What are we talking about? What incredible sight could nearly bring us to tears like this video does? You'll just have to hit play and find out.
The video description says it all:
It was christmas day so I threw a pair of santa pants on my dog. He was fine walking around but when he ran down the stairs to greet someone, something amazing happened.
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