A dog was captured on video burying the body of his best friend who had died after being hit in a crash. The touching clip was shared on YouTube.
The location of the strange occurrence is believed to be Buriram, north-east Thailand. The circumstances are unclear but it is apparent the dogs were extra close.
In this case, it was a matter of dog's best friend as a fellow pooch. The heartwarming video is found below.
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The clip shows one brown dog using his nose to shovel dirt onto the deceased dog laying in a shallow grave who is already partially buried. At one point, the dog stops.
He jumps in to smell his friend one more time before going back up to the edge of the grave and continuing the burial.
Social media users were teary-eyed from watching the footage.
According to Daily Mail, one user said that though they are 16 years old, they legit wanted to cry. "[He] would do anything for the dog who was pushing the dirt."
Another user was more observant of the details. He said, "Pay attention to his behavior. He's not using his paws. He's using his nose to displace dirty. Is it him showing respect? Dogs are wonderful."
Since the act is not a common one, it might be difficult to say whether the dog's use of his nose is an indication of respect.
Still another person showed sympathy by saying, "I feel so bad for this poor dog." And one stated, "They must have been really good brothers."
We would hope that the dog was able to come back like the one that did way back in 1990. The family involved spoke about that incident on Oprah years later.
A Jack Russel named Mugsby was devastatingly hit in the road. The family, who had been playing with the dog just moments before, saw the accident and ran. But Mugsby died in the arms of Glenn, his owner.
"He was in the driveway. I heard him scream and I ran to the track. There I found him crawling, he was full of blood."
With no breath and no pulse detected, Glenn decided to quickly bury the dog behind the house before the children had a chance to even see the poor pooch. Glenn, wife Viola, and the kids later held a ceremony for Mugsby.
But at about 5:30 a.m. the next day, there was a tapping on the door. It was Mugsby. The miraculous occasion was explained on the Oprah Show:
"The veterinarian said that probably, after six hours, the puppy had been unearthed. His heart and everything else had worked so slowly before it was not obvious he was alive. There was no sign that he was alive," Viola said. "So he probably only slept until 5:30 in the morning and then it was unearthed," he added.
So Mugsby was alive and well, even able to crawl out of his shallow grave. The family must have been truly ecstatic about the mind-boggling event.