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?
They are truly man's best pals.
Once you become a dog-parent, there's no going back...
In an age where the internet is so divided, there's one thing we can all agree on...
Sadly, so many pooches are lost, abandoned or dumped - being left to fend for themselves.
Many animal shelters are simply overflowing...
via: Getty ImagesAnd, 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.
via: Getty ImagesMillions 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.
via: Getty ImagesAnd 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.
The reporter wasn't carrying any treats...
The reporter didn’t know what to think of it at first.
The reporter then started petting the dog.
The dog didn't want to let go.
Reactions to the video came flooding in.
via: FacebookPeople branded the pair as "soul mates."
They were clearly meant to find each other.
via: FacebookThis is the kind of positivity the world needs right now.
Other people shared their own experiences with strikingly similar situations.
via: FacebookAll dogs need is a second chance.