Making the viral rounds this weekend is that of a loyal dog watching over a dead dog in sub zero temperature after the smaller deceased dog came to be run over by traffic in the city of Yinchuan, China.
Despite temperatures dropping to a chilly -13C another sandy-coloured dog stayed by the animal’s side overnight, guarding the body as it lay in the road.
As the loyal dog went on to sleep overnight next to and on over the dog, as if guarding it, passerbys went on to take video images of the humbling scene.
One passerby, taken by the scene would go on to put a stool by the two dogs so they not be struck by other passing vehicles.
Told one onlooker: ‘The drivers must be careful and not hit them.’
A woman called Ma Hongyan told Sky News: ‘It is our stool. A kind-hearted woman put it next to the dogs to protect them from being hit again by another car.’
Eventually restaurant workers removed the dead dog’s body, and buried it under a tree in a nearby park.
They were followed along the route by the other dog, who stayed with the workers until his friend had been buried.
Questions have since been asked as to the whereabouts of the loyal dog.