In a short clip posted to the Saving Carson Shelter Dogs' Facebook page an adorable dog called AJ - a pit bull and Labrador retriever cross - was shown inside a shelter lying on a bed looking utterly distraught, crying and shivering as a worker attempted to soothe him.
Alongside the clip, the shelter wrote: "Sweet AJ is beautiful, he has amazing energy and he was surrendered with his beautiful brother Toby. They did great walking on a leash next to each other when they came in but now they are confused and alone and missing each other and home. They need help.
"AJ is 100 percent pure sweet, gentle, loving beauty, he loves other dogs and he is missing his brother, He is shutting down, he has a cold and he needs your help..."
Credit: Saving Carson Shelter Dogs
According to the shelter, the two dogs were given up after their owner could no longer afford to care for them and workers were now hopeful that social media could help to find the dogs a family to love.
As the clip quickly went viral, with over five million people watching it, comments flooded in from animal lovers who wanted to help out and it wasn't long before AJ found himself a new home.
In a follow-up post the shelter wrote: "This beauty touched the hearts of a lot of people and today he was lucky enough to take his freedom walk out of the shelter, even while he is struggling with a cold.
He was rescued, and we are hoping tomorrow that rescue will work with the different rescue that is saving his bonded brother Toby, so they can be reunited. Both have been seriously depressed since they were separated...Happy life sweet AJ."
Credit: Facebook/Saving Carson Shelter Dogs
Here's hoping the little cuties are having a far better life now and a massive well done to the hard-working shelters who help to find dogs like AJ and Toby brand new homes.
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Saving Carson Shelter Dogs