The relationship between man and dog is supposed to be the best, but what about child and dog?
A heartwarming interaction between a toddler and a German Shepherd has melted hearts online, after garnering more than 27 million views on TikTok.
Dog lover and new mom Jessica Berlin from Louisiana shared her son’s adorable playtime with their family dog on her TikTok account, @astorsmom on August 2.
German Shepherd Bang was captured running around the room as an amused toddler tried to join in the fun by running around the dog.
The toddler could be seen and heard laughing hilariously at his four-legged friend, reaching out to touch the dog and playing happily with each other.
As a breed known to be good with children, the German Shepherd would leap into the air and even run away from the toddler, before jumping back to play some more, much to his amusement.
The baby’s infectious giggle continued, even as the dog sat down for a much needed rest after playtime.
According to the American Temperament Test Society, the German Shepherd has one of the best pass rates for dog temperaments, which means they are known to be stable dogs to have around children thanks to their calmness and attitude. how they react to unpredictable situations.
Other videos showed more examples of the adorable bond between dog and toddler, with the couple enjoying even more playtime and cuddling up at home.
Millions of TikTok users were left gushing over their cute link, rushing to the comments to spread their own positive messages.
“Thank you for sharing. I needed it so much,” wrote another dog lover.
“My shepherd loves children so much that if he sees one on his walk he stops and stares at them while waiting to play,” one user added.
“This dog is so beautiful, being so sweet, it’s a beautiful memory,” another TikToker noted.
Newsweek has reached out to Jessica Berlin for comment.
German Shepherds were the fourth most popular dog breed in the United States in 2021, according to the American Kennel Club, down from third place in 2020 and second place in 2019.
Earlier in September, another German Shepherd gained online fame for his cuteness, tickling the internet with his love for Halloween.
The dog was captured admiring his spider costume in a mirror ahead of the festivities, much to the delight of netizens.
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