A viral video of a loyal dog patiently waiting for his deceased owner to return is making a lot of Chinese netizens shed tears.
The canine was spotted sitting in the middle of a busy downtown road in Hohhot patiently waiting for his owner, who died tragically in a car crash in the same area.
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The dog has been waiting in that very same place since August 21, the same day the owner died, according to Shanghaiist
. After learning the details, sympathetic locals eventually started giving the loving animal food and water.
Volunteers from a local charity also tried to pitch in and help the pooch. They are reportedly looking for any relatives of the dead owner; if they are unable, the volunteers would then look for a new home for the loyal dog.
Netizens, meanwhile, couldn’t help but compare the story of this pooch to the ever-famous Japanese dog, Hachiko, who waited for his owner in a train station for more than nine years in 1920.
Images screenshot via YouTube / 中国新闻网