Most of us might have observed that dogs often tend to hide underneath the stairs, the bed, chair or any other secluded place when they hear loud noises like that of a thunderstorm or a cracker. Well, according to research, ‘dogs experience painful shocks from static build-up before the storm’ and the anxiety often gets worse as storms become more frequent.
In that case, taking extra care of the doggo and supporting them emotionally with a bit of cuddling often helps. Just the way this toddler did to comfort his terrified doggo.
In a viral video, a toddler is seen comforting his terrified golden retriever during a thunderstorm. NDTV reports that the two appear to be hiding in a washroom as the toddler tries to comfort his furry buddy by gently petting and cuddling him. The video was recently shared online by a user named @akkitwts and since then it has been extensively shared.
People were in awe of the toddler and praised him for sticking with the doggo and consoling him in an adverse situation:
Some heroes wear Huggies.https://t.co/hAEbOtk5eI
— Sympathy, Empathy, Dignity. (@liberrocky) March 14, 2020
So glad I saw this. Helps cheer me up after all the fear and uncertainty in this world right now.
— Redbeard (@redbeard_1960) March 16, 2020
So much compassion in that little body! ❤️❤️❤️
— Helene Lefebvre🇨🇦🆘️ (@HeleneLefebvr12) March 14, 2020
Because that good boy will be there for that child tis his last days…trust
— Boston Knick (@BostonKnick) March 14, 2020
Now that's love.
— Chipper the Cat Pied Piper (@Millswaith) March 14, 2020
Dogs and kids.
Best judges of character.
— AntiShitLib #UnsuspendBernie (@RebusCornpone) March 14, 2020
Sometimes we adults need lessons from the children
— blu_audrey23 (@blu_audrey23) March 14, 2020
ur right it is the best thing I saw today
— AK2 (@andykatz19) March 14, 2020
What a sweet heart! Both of them ❤
— Joanne🆘️🇺🇸 (@skijoey) March 14, 2020
THUNDER BUDDIES 😭😭🥺🥺😭😭
— 🌙 Lilith 🌙 (@DigglesMother) March 14, 2020
So sweet and beautiful that it made me cry
— JennyD! (@JennyDinVa) March 15, 2020
Kids are incredible 🥰
— 🇨🇦🍁Cheryl🍁🇨🇦CANADA🍁🇨🇦 (@mini_bubbly) March 14, 2020
Thank you for sharing this. That boy is going to grow up to be a GOOD person, it seems.
— John Zmirak (@JZmirak) March 15, 2020
Although there are people to look after the pet dogs at times like these, there’s hardly anyone who even thinks about the pain the streets dogs undergo especially with all the rain, hail and thunderstorm happening in the country RN. So, the next time you see a doggo hiding under a tree or just outside your house, consider providing them with a safe and dry space rather than shooing them away.