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We've said it before and we'll never stop saying it: humans don't deserve dogs.
If, for some strange reason, you need a reminder of why canines are called man's best friend, have a look at this video...
Here we have a guy in Colombia classically drunk in the middle of a street (hopefully he's okay). While that could be the easiest recipe for having your stuff stolen, this bloke had his trusty pet dog to protect him.
The loyal pooch literally throws itself over its owner and anytime someone approaches him, it starts barking to fend them off - even if they had good intentions.
It keeps watch by circling the unconscious man constantly to ensure there's nothing sinister happening near him.
While we're pretty sure dogs don't understand human speak, this one comes pretty close. As a police officer comes over to wake the guy up, the dog sits by its owner and starts licking his face, almost as if to say: "Come on mate, I'm hungry, let's get out of here."
As the cop tries to intervene, the dog seems insistent that licking is the best alarm clock.
How the hell the guy didn't wake up from all the barking is beyond me.
Eventually the guy stirs and comes out of his haze, although he still looks like he shouldn't operate heavy machinery for a while. The dog even stamps on his chest to keep him on the ground as he appears to still be in a bad way.
The video has been uploaded to social media, where it's reportedly notched up a casual 650,000 views in 24 hours.
It just goes to show you how much dogs appreciate humans.
That was evident when a granddad was granted his final wish of getting to see his beloved pooch in hospital before he died.
Hospitals are meant to be a pretty sterile place for obvious reasons, but it seems as though staff at NHS Ninewells Hospital north of Edinburgh thought it couldn't hurt anyone if a dog was allowed to visit its owner.
Peter Robson was surrounded by close family as his border collie Shep came into his wing.
The dog was unsurprisingly thrilled to see the grandad, who removed his oxygen mask to interact with Shep. There wasn't a dry eye in the room as Peter and Shep bonded for the final time.
Again: We don't deserve dogs.
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