The Hush Post: In an incident full of heart-warming scenes, a pet dog refused to leave his owner after she fainted on the street. The dog rode with her in the ambulance. The incident took place in the city of Daqing in Heilongjiang, China, and a video of it went viral on the social media in China and elsewhere. According to the Shanghaiist, the golden retriever refused to leave the owner.
It warms our hearts that a golden retriever wouldn’t leave his owner and accompanies her on the ambulance after she fainted on the street in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province
Posted by People's Daily, China on Monday, 13 August 2018
Once at the hospital, the dog started circumambulating the owner when paramedics arrived at the scene. Initially, they thought he might attack them. However, when they got closer to examine the patient, they realised that the dog was anxiously waiting for his master to get better.
A video shared by People’s Daily, China shows the golden retriever climbing onto the ambulance, refusing to be separated from his owner.
“Under normal circumstances, we do not allow pets into ambulances,” explained a doctor surnamed Shao to the Shanghaiist. “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.”
Thankfully, the patient was soon given the all-clear and reunited with her friend.
“When we saw the patient hug the dog as soon as she woke up we knew we did right bringing it along,” said Zhang Jihong, the hospital’s head nurse.
In a similar incident in July, a video showed a pet dog pushing his paralysed owner’s wheelchair left millions who watch it teary-eyed.