ecently, a video of a loyal golden retriever refusing to leave the side of its owner after she suddenly fainted on the sidewalk has touched hearts across Chinese social media.
In the video posted online by Pear Video, the dog owner can be seen lying unconscious on the ground while her faithful pet stands guard in the Heilongjiang city of Daqing. After paramedics arrive and try to take the woman into the ambulance, the devoted dog attempts to jump up onto the stretcher several times before finally climbing into the ambulance as well, refusing to be separated from its owner.
A nurse said that when she and her colleagues first arrived on the scene, the golden retriever was circling around its owner and they feared that it would attack them to protect her. But, when the paramedics got closer to check on the woman’s vital signs, they realized that the dog was actually just anxiously waiting for them to save its hooman.
“Under normal circumstances, we do not allow pets into ambulances,” explained a doctor surnamed Shao. “However, we could tell that the dog really cared for its master and would help her keep conscious, so we decided to make an exception.”
When the woman eventually fully awoke from her sleep, she immediately called out for her beloved pet and the two embraced. The woman later told doctors that on the night before taking her dog out for a walk, she had been drinking.