Dog Hugs a Reporter Visiting a Shelter to Do a Story Until He, Allegedly, Decides to Adopt Her | 22 Words

The internet is pretty much obsessed with dogs - and with good reason. Canine cuties seem to be amongst the purest aspects of modern life. But that makes it all the more tragic when one is treated as anything less than the angel they are.

This week, a shelter pup has gone viral for hugging a reporter - and not letting go. Keep scrolling to watch the touching clip...

Is there anything better than a dog?

These adorable creatures are basically the best things on earth. If you’re ever feeling down in the dumps, a dog is guaranteed to make you feel better.

They are truly man's best pals.

Whether they’re causing mischief, giving us those puppy eyes when they want a treat, or taking up the entire sofa, many of us couldn’t live without our furry friends.

Once you become a dog-parent, there's no going back...

It’s hard to imagine a life without having a pooch to come home to.

In an age where the internet is so divided, there's one thing we can all agree on...

How utterly amazing (and adorable) our 4-legged friends are.

Sadly, so many pooches are lost, abandoned or dumped - being left to fend for themselves.

Though there is some light at end of the tunnel for many of these doggos - who end up getting rescued and eventually adopted into new families.

Many animal shelters are simply overflowing...

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And, according to statistics from the Humane Society, 6 to 8 million cats and dogs enter shelters here in the U.S. each year.

But these animal shelters aren't always the safest places for these animals.

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Millions of these animals are euthanized every year due to the lack of space and people interested in adopting.

It's a devastating reality of animal homelessness.

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And statistics show that, out of the 3 million cats and dogs euthanized in shelters every year, around 2.4 million are actually healthy, and would have been fit for adoption with a new owner.

One shelter dog has been stealing the spotlight this week...

A pup has tugged on the internet's heartstrings after a tear-jerking video surfaced. Keep scrolling to watch for yourself...

This adorable story began when a reporter visited an animal shelter to do a story.

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Everything was going fine until a very special pup approached him.

The reporter wasn't carrying any treats...

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But the pup didn't care, seemingly just wanting to shower him with affection.

The reporter didn’t know what to think of it at first.

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At one point in the touching video, the doggo can be seen "hugging" the man.

The reporter then started petting the dog.

via: YouTube/Twitter post by Koksal Akin

People around them couldn't believe the cuteness they were witnessing.

The dog didn't want to let go.

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So, the reporter did the only thing he could in the situation... allegedly adopting the sweet doggo. Keep scrolling to watch the clip...

Reactions to the video came flooding in.

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People branded the pair as "soul mates."

They were clearly meant to find each other.

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This is the kind of positivity the world needs right now.

Other people shared their own experiences with strikingly similar situations.

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All dogs need is a second chance.

Watch the full clip below:

Our hearts are officially melted. For another adorable dog story, scroll on to see the moment a woman returns from vacation with a stray that wouldn't leave her side...