A video of a man walking with his little child and enormous dog in his arms has won the hearts of bemused but adoring internet users.
Luz Elena of Mexico filmed a father holding his young son’s hand with one arm while carrying a giant gray pit bull over his shoulder, the dog’s mouth wagging as his head rested on the man’s shoulder.
The video, titled “When your priority is your dog, not the child,” was posted to TikTok by Elena and has since gone viral for its ability to start meaningful talks about family responsibilities.
As they stepped out into the sidewalk, it looks like a woman joined them, following closely behind while pulling a child’s tricycle or stroller loaded down with large boxes.
A user on TikTok speculated that the boy had to walk since his mom had taken his car. “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?”
There were also voices saying, “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 vast majority of commenters congratulated the father for carrying the dog, adding to the growing body of evidence supporting the prevalence of interspecies households today, which frequently include 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,”
This cute video that Luz released over a year ago is still very popular. There have been roughly 4.7 million views.
This father’s devotion for his pup and his kid is absolutely endearing. We hope one day everyone will treat animals as well as we do. What do you think of this dad?
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