Why does Buck love John Thornton above other masters in The Call of the Wild?

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John Thornton is the ideal master because he not only rescues Buck from Hal and Charley's abusive ownership and nurses him back to health but also genuinely loves Buck like no master has ever loved him before. In regards to John Thornton's feelings towards Buck, London writes,

Love, genuine passionate love, was his [Buck's] for the first time. This he had never experienced at Judge Miller’s down in the sun-kissed Santa Clara Valley (London, 60).

While Buck's other masters view dogs as necessary to their business's success and a way of making a profit, John Thornton is genuinely concerned about his dogs' well-being and treats them as if they were his own children. John Thornton's adoration for...

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