This is the heartwarming moment a dog imitates his injured owner’s limp out of sympathy as he walks beside him.
Russell Jones, whose leg had been placed in a plaster cast, took to social media to share footage of his beloved lurcher hop along the street with his paw raised above the ground in an effort to mimic his owner’s movements.
Mr Jones, who is believed to be from London, later explained that he had paid £300 in vet fees and X-rays for his limping canine – only to discover the dog was copying him out of sympathy.
The lurcher lifts his paw above the ground and imitates his owner Russell Jones, whose leg is in a plaster cast, out of sympathy
Mr Jones found out that the limping lurcher did not have any physical ailments and was simply replicating his behaviour
The proud dog owner, whose video has since received more than two million views on social media, later took to Facebook to write: ‘Cost me £300 in vet fees and X-rays, nothing wrong just sympathy. Love him.’
During the clip, the lurcher is seen limping next to his owner as he hops along the street with his leg in a cast.
The dog continues to keep a watchful eye over his owner as he limps towards his house and enters his front garden.
Following the touching scenes, social media users shared their praise for the canine, with one calling it ‘pure love’.
One wrote: ‘He’s come out in sympathy with you! Speedy recovery to both of you.’
The canine copies his injured owner out of sympathy as he walks beside him along the street
The dog continues to keep a watchful eye over his owner as he makes his way to his home
After it was shared online, social media users rushed to Facebook to share their praise for the dog
While another commented: ‘He’s copying you. That’s brilliant! Though you have my sympathy for the vets bill.’
Another person added: ‘You mean he’s hopping because you are? That’s fantastic!’
Meanwhile one social media user wrote: ‘So funny! Unbelievable, aren’t they just so in tune with us. Bless him.’