Millions of people were brought to tears when a brave Golden Retriever dog saved a crying baby from an unjust punishment from his mother. The touching and humorous scene captured the hearts of many.
A video of a pet dog appearing to prevent a little girl from being scolded by her mother has gone viral in China.
The child’s mother, who filmed the scene, claimed that the five-year-old golden retriever was protecting her two-year-old daughter as she was scolding the girl.
She claimed that her daughter had grown up in Harry’s company and the two had a deep bond.
This is the heart-warming moment a family dog named after ‘Harry Potter’ rushed to protect his little pet owner from being told off by her mother on Friday in the city of Xuzhou, China
The Chinese parent, Ms Sun, told MailOnline that she got extremely upset after discovering her newly-bought facial cream ripped open and used by her two-year-old toddler as a toy
The trending clip purports to show the dog, Harry, shielding the crying girl, You You, with his paws.
The pet, named after J.K. Rowling’s fictional character Harry Potter, also appeared to snarl at the parent, seemingly telling her to back off.
Harry’s adorable reaction was captured by the girl’s mother, Ms Sun, on Friday at their home in eastern Chinese city Xuzhou.
Ms Sun claimed that she decided to record the incident because she found it ‘funny and infuriating’ at the same time.
Harry the golden retriever’s adorable reaction was captured on camera by the pet owner, Ms Sun, after the scene occurred on Friday at their home in eastern Chinese city Xuzhou
According to the mother, she had just purchased a tub of facial cream for her daughter and left it in the living room as she went to prepare lunch.
After she returned, the woman was exasperated to find that You You had torn up the product packaging while playing with the tub of moisturiser.
‘I was honestly really upset. I’d just bought the cream and half of it was already gone,’ Ms Sun, 32, told MailOnline. ‘My baby started crying because I was shouting at her quite aggressively.’
But the parent claimed her anger melted away when she saw Harry defending her daughter.
While the woman was scolding her daughter, their five-year-old golden retriever, named after J.K. Rowling’s eponymous novels ‘Harry Potter’, ran to shield the crying child with his paws
Footage shows the furry guardian standing in front of the crying toddler while baring his teeth at the mother, seemingly warning her to stop.
The pet even became more defensive as the mother told him to move out of the way.
‘You, get up. Stop protecting [her],’ Ms Sun can be heard saying in the video.
Harry also appeared trying to comfort You You by wrapping his leg around the little girl and resting his head on her shoulder.
Amused by the dog’s reaction, the mother calmed down and stopped the scolding.
‘I was still upset but I thought it was also quite funny.’ Ms Sun said. ‘It was very heart-warming. Dogs would find ways to express their love if you treat them properly.’
The adorable footage of Harry and his little pet owner quickly became viral and amassed millions of ‘likes’ after Ms Sun shared it on Douyin , the Chinese equivalent of TikTok
Apparently, this is not the first time Harry has defended his little pet owner. The parent (pictured right) said she was surprised and overwhelmed by the attention from her video
Apparently, this is not the first time Harry has defended his little pet owner.
‘Whenever we speak to [You You] in a harsh tone, he would come over and try to shield her with his paws,’ the mother added.
‘He would protect the child with his life.’