A golden retriever has become internet famous after a video showing him refusing to leave his owner’s side while he sleeps using a ventilator went viral.
Mao Mao the dog and his owner, Shao, 56, live in Xinxiang in Henan Province, according to MailOnline.
The 2-year-old golden retriever can be seen in the video, filmed on April 15, 2020, resting his head on Shao’s chest as he tried to go to sleep while wearing a ventilator.
Shao, who suffers from high blood pressure and heart disease, was told by his doctor to sleep with a ventilator to prevent a sudden cardiac arrest.
“Don’t worry, I am alright. You can go,” Shao tells the adorable dog in the clip.
“Whenever I put on the ventilator, the dog seems to have sensed something, like he knows I’m sick,” Shao said.
“He would only get up when I wake up,” the owner added. “I’ve never seen such a smart dog. He’s not my real family but he is like one.”
Social media users could not get enough of Mao Mao.
“Dogs know everything like humans! They are truly our family,” one commenter wrote.
One dog owner shared their own story: “When I get sick, my dog would always stay next to me. It refuses to eat and looks so worried, really heart-warming!”
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