The story of  a sled dog Balto became a symbol of hope and resilience for the people of Nome, Alaska, during a time of crisis in 1925

He led a team of dogs on a heroic journey through blizzard conditions to deliver life-saving serum to combat a deadly outbreak of diphtheria, which had already claimed many lives in Nome.

The journey covered 674 miles in just 5 and a half days, with Balto leading the final leg of the journey

The heroic efforts of the sled dog team inspired a statue of Balto in Central Park in New York City, which still stands today.

The story of Balto has been retold in books, movies, and other media, making him an enduring symbol of courage and determination