A heartwarming video that shows a man carrying his large dog in his arms with his small child walking next to him is capturing the hearts of puzzled but adoring cyber citizens.
Luz Elena, of Mexico, captured a video of a father, with one arm reaching down to hold the hand of his small son, and the other arm used to carry a large gray pit bull, the dog’s tongue wagging as his head drapes over the man’s shoulder.
Sparking conversations about family priorities, Elena’s sweet and hilarious TikTok video, titled “When your priority is your dog, not the child,” shows the father, dog and son crossing the street and continuing down the sidewalk.
Once the trio reached the sidewalk, it appears they are joined by a woman who, trailing close behind, is pushing a child’s three-wheeled stroller or bike that’s holding a big-boxed item.
One TikTok user suggested the kid had to walk because his transportation was poached by his mother. “No one mentioned the mom in the back with the push trike. The kid is walking because mom put something in the trike. Maybe dog is sick?”
Others said the sidewalk was too hot for the dog’s paws and that the child’s feet are protected by his shoes: “The puppy’s legs are burning, and the child is wearing shoes so it’s better to carry the puppy.” While another writes, “This is actually super sweet. The pavement is probably way too hot for the dogs paws so he is carrying him.”
The majority of users praised the dad for carrying the dog, providing evidence to the growing population of non-traditional, interspecies families, that today are oftentimes completed with the addition of a fur child.
“He is (showing) a lot of empathy and responsibility for his pet and his son because he takes him by the hand. a thousand blessings.” Writes one person. Another, relating to this father’s love for both the child and dog, adds: “Super dad. I would have done the same. Kid has shoes on and the doggy doesn’t. It looks hot too. Plus his mom was there maybe he wanted to walk,”
Though Luz posted this adorable video more than one year ago, it’s still getting a lot of attention and has about 4.7 million views.
It really is adorable how this dad is expressing love for his dog and child! We wish everyone treated animals with an equal kind of love. What do you think of this dad?
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