Grocery Store Security Guard Praised for Protecting Dog From Downpour of Rain | 22 Words

A grocery store security guard has been praised for protecting an unfortunate dog who was left outside in a downpour of rain.

Keep scrolling to see the adorable photo...

Is there anything better than a dog?

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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.

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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 four-legged friends are.

There are so many advantages of having a furry friend in your life.

From lifting your mood to even giving you a bit of company - they're truly an adorable addition to the family.

But there's one undeniable downside...

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Our precious pooches are only with us for a portion of our lives.

Depending on the breed...

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The average life span of a dog is just ten to thirteen years.

So that means that our beloved pets are only with us for a limited period of time...

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Which also means we must make their lives as enjoyable as possible.

After all...

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They are so good to us, aren't they!

It's the little things that count...

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And one man and a golden retriever in the U.K have recently captured hearts all around the world.

The man, who works as a supermarket security guard, was snapped in Scotland over the weekend.

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Many parts of the U.K have been engulfed in heavy rainfall over the last few days, which means many dogs will have gone without their usual amount of walkies.

An unfortunate golden retriever was tied up outside of a supermarket while its owner did their shopping...

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And it was unexpectedly caught in the heavy rain. But luckily for the wet pooch, the kind security guard was on hand.

The security guard decided to hold his umbrella over the wet dog...

And he stayed there firmly until the dog's owners returned. How cute?!

The post has now been liked over 128,000 times...

And many have been quick to praise the security guard for his selfless act to keep the dog dry as, in his own words, "you never know how dogs feel about the rain."

People wanted to know more...

And after a lot of digging, the dog was soon identified as Freddie, who is owned by David Cherry.

Just look at Freddie here...

Way too adorable!

David went on to identify the security guard as Ethan Dearman...

And he seems overjoyed with how many people he made smile through his kind actions.

This man deserves a bonus...

And we're sure the amount of internet attention he has gained will more than likely get him one!

So the lesson learned from this story...

Dogs don't like rain! For more heartwarming stories, keep scrolling to read about the mourning owner who saw her dog in the clouds just hours after she died...