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Midwest Boy Gets Greeted Everyday After School by His Huge Dog

If only everyone were as loyal as this boy's dog. A new video share shows a Midwestern boy who gets greeted everyday after school by his huge loving dog. Based on the video description, this is the routine for a family in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Maggie the family dog goes out and watches the little boy get on the school bus then faithfully waits for him to return.
OSHKOSH, WI
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Watch a Young Midwest Boy Who’s 3 Best Friends are Horses

Some people are just born with a love of horses. That definitely includes a very young Midwestern boy who has 3 best friends and they are all of an equestrian nature. No specific city is mentioned, but I do know this happened in Michigan based on the video description. This little boy is something of a savant with horses as his family shared:
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Illinois State Police Warn of Increasing Road Rage Reports

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Illinois Maid Of Honor Never Expected Her Epic ‘Speech’ To Go Viral

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How Illinois Residents Can Find Farmers And Avoid High Grocery Prices

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Surprise: Illinois is One of America’s Most Fun States

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Kip Moore Announces 2022 Fire on Wheels Tour

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Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

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