When Tyler Wilson saw a a yellow lab wandering around his local gas station, he did what any good person would do.
He walked over and checked the dog's tag, hoping to find a phone number, or an address to return him to. Instead, he saw something totally odd.
"My name is Dew," the tag read, "I am not lost. I like to roam. Tell me to go home."
Wilson did, but not before petting the dog and taking a few pictures to remember their strange encounter. When he decided to share them online, people all over the world began asking what Dew's story was.
Came up to me while I was pumping gas. Dew just likes to adventure pic.twitter.com/9C13t8WR4X— Tyler Wilson (@502_Wilson) January 14, 2017
It turned out Dew really does love to go wandering on his own. He lived on a 70 acre farm near the gas station, and his owners let him roam the area, going wherever his nose takes him.
He has a GPS chip implant, so he can never really be lost, and he even has his own Facebook page, Dew's Adventures, where his family shares photos and stories from his journeys around town.
Dew's family has shared some really incredible adventures Dew gets up to, including one night when he comforted a crying woman. She had been sitting on her porch a few streets over, distressed, when Dew wandered over and sat near her. She called Dew's owners to let them know where he was, but was happy for his company.
"We told her we would come get him if he was bothering her," they wrote on his Facebook page, "she said no he was her angel that night and she would tell him to go home when she went inside."
Some people say it's not safe for Dew to wander around, especially when he might walk into traffic, but Dew's family say he's safe and happiest when he's exploring on his own.