Mourning Dog Hasn't Left The Spot Where Its Owner Was Killed For 80 Days
It's OK, we'll wait while you grab a tissue because we've also got something in our eyes.
China's Pear Video website has uploaded vision of the loyal animal sitting in the middle of the road and waiting patiently for his owner to return.
According to the BBC, the dog has been seen sitting on the road in the exact same spot since his owner died on August 21. The site went on to quote a taxi driver who said that people regularly try to help the dog but he runs away.
"Drivers often give the little dog bits of food, but when we get out, he goes away," he said.
"This owner's relationship with her dog was very deep. After she was killed, this little dog has just stayed standing guard.
"Every day it's in the road, I always see it. The relationship between man and dog is so true," he said.
This certainly isn't the first instance of a very good boy proving his loyalty even after their owner's death.
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In March this year, the Independent reported on a dog in Brazil who refused to leave the front of a hospital where his owner died for four months.
The dog originally found its way to the hospital by chasing after the ambulance its owner was being transported in. Even after the dog was rehoused it still made its way back to the hospital door waiting patiently for its owner to return.
While it is touching to hear of such undeniable love, it's important to remember that dogs aren't humans (duh) and that sometimes, we end up trying to understand their grief through human eyes.
Well, at least that's according to Alexandra Horowitz, who is a psychologist who heads the canine cognition lab at Barnard College.
She told The Washington Post that while she doesn't rule out the idea that dogs grieve, we need to make sure we consider the world from their point of view before jumping to conclusions.
“We can think about death and our own mortality and know that if we lose somebody, we’re never going to see them again. I’m not sure dogs have that conception. And if they don’t, their grief might be subjectively different than ours,” she said.
Feature Image: Pear Video