A heartbreaking video shows that dogs are not just man’s best friend but incredibly loyal to their own, even in the most dangerous situations.
In the footage, a Golden Retriever is seen trying to protect his friend after he was hit by a car and left for dead on a busy road in Turkey.
The injured canine lies helpless and motionless at the side of the road, but his friend rushes to his aid and pulls him to safety.
The Retriever then patiently lies by his friend’s side. The video was originally shared on Live Leak and immediately went viral.
1. The fiercely loyal dog stands over his friend after he was hit and left for dead on a busy road in Turkey.
2. The dog refuses to leave the side of his friend after he was hit by a car on the road in Turkey.
3. Determined not to let him lie helpless on the road, the dog grabs his friend and pulls him to safety.
4. The dog then lies with his wounded companion at the side of the road, refusing to leave him.
Recently, a number of stories have been captured on camera, showing loyal dogs staying by their companions, human or canine, for hours, days and even years after their death, or otherwise care for friends in difficult situations.
Only a month ago, a dog called Cissy was all over social media, after she disappeared from her home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, only to turn up about 20 blocks away at Mercy Medical Center.
Cissy’s owner, Nancy Franck, had been at the hospital for two weeks, after undergoing surgery for ovarian cancer.
Before that, in August 2014, a loyal dog named Tommy refused to leave the graveside of his owner Bhaskar Shri for two weeks after the man died in a car accident.
Tommy stood by the graveside for 15 days, without food and water, in an astonishing display of devotion after the death of his teenage owner.
And in July of last year, a loyal Bull Terrier fought hard to remain by the side of his deceased owner in Oklahoma City, braving the searing 100-degree Fahrenheit heat.
Animal control officers in Oklahoma City were called to the scene and reported that the dog refused to eat, drink or even to lift his head.
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