A retired police dog has pulled on the internet's heartstrings this week for appearing to "cry" after being reunited with her handler.
Warning: this story is bound to hit you in the feels.
Now, dogs have been by our sides for centuries.They truly are man's best friend.
Not to mention, they are the most loyal of companions...And, for many, having a dog in the household is the one thing that can truly complete a family.
But believe it or not...
via: Getty ImagesDogs can prove to be not only faithful companions, but they can also be extremely hard workers.
These intelligent animals can apply for a whole range of jobs...
via: Getty ImagesBut of course, a dog must start training from a puppy if they are to spend their lives working.
A dog's job opportunities can vary widely...
via: Getty ImagesA puppy can be trained to work as a service dog, which is a dog who works to serve and assist the disadvantaged or disabled - such as the blind, the deaf, or those who suffer from seizures.
Now, we all need a therapy dog every now and then...
via: Getty ImagesDogs are known for their calm and soothing natures, and it has been scientifically proven that stroking a dog can lower anxiety and stress.
But the most popular sector for a dog to work in is the emergency services.
via: Getty ImagesDogs have proven to be incredibly helpful when assisting in emergencies, such as being used in the military to detect explosive devices or being used to help rescue people stranded on a mountain.
And police dogs are vital to any mission.
via: Getty ImagesAll around the world, dogs are used to assist police officers in the line of duty.
But not only are they hard-working members of the team...
via: Getty ImagesThey become loyal companions to the officers who handle them, and the majority of police dogs reside at home with their handlers.
And this week, a retired police dog has hit the headlines for her reaction to being reunited with her handler...The reactions were quick to come pouring in.
German shepherd, Wangwang, an 8-year-old retired police dog, "cried with joy" after seeing her handler for the first time since returning in June 2019.A video of their emotional reunion was shared by Xichuan Police on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, where the pooch could be seen running up to her former handler and rolling around in excitement.
The most heartwarming part of all is that Wangwang appears to be crying at one point.
via: BWBD/DouyinWangwang had worked for the Xichuan Police as a sniffer dog at security checkpoints in the Henan province, central China, as per the Daily Star.
Since retiring she has gone on to find her forever home but was separated from her handler in the process.
via: BWBD/DouyinIt’s evident that Wangwang has missed her handler, though we're sure she’s living her best life with her new family! To read another heartwarming story about a police dog, scroll on...