It’s always nice to have a fluffy-tailed chaperone, especially if you’re 5 years old.
One little girl from Xinyang, China is sent off and picked up from the school bus stop by her dog every day. In a video of the routine that was uploaded to Newsflare, the small dog waits at the bottom of a yellow bus’ steps for the little girl to exit after returning from school. The dog excitedly wags its tail until the pair are reunited.
In the second part of the video, the dog sends the 5-year-old off. The canine stands several feet in front of the girl waiting for the bus to turn the corner. It’s almost as if it’s guarding her as she stands on the sidewalk — protecting her from the potentially dangerous street. When the girl gets on the bus, the dog watches her safely board and its gaze lingers as the vehicle drives away.
Dogs have an intense and instinctual understanding of who their family is. That’s why they often protect their family’s littlest ones and even tolerate children poking and prodding when they wouldn’t from other dogs or adults. Canines know small kids are vulnerable members of their packs.
Most dogs are keenly aware of social hierarchies whether with their kind or humans. They know the person who feeds them is the head of the house and that those bonded with the leader are also bonded with them. This makes guarding and protecting their loved ones an unshakable quality. It’s no wonder dogs are known for their loyalty, it’s baked into their DNA.
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