A dog named Billy grew concerned when he saw his dad walking with crutches. To sympathize with his injured dad, Billy pretends to limp as well. The video of Billy’s compassionate gesture has warmed many people’s hearts, making him viral overnight.
The dog that faked limps
Dogs are some of the most sensitive creatures on the planet. They connect with their owners on a profound level. Dogs could sense when their owners are happy, sad, or in pain. And one of the finest examples of dogs’ display of sympathy towards their humans is Billy.
Billy is a sweet pup from London. He lives with his human, Russell Jones, who recently sustained an injury on his leg. Russell and Billy’s video limping side by side has made rounds on the internet and quickly went viral.
The clip shows Russell with one of his legs wrapped with a plaster cast. Walking alongside him is his devoted dog, Billy. It was a short video, but it gave profound impact to the viewers.
What made the video so heartwarming was the way walked, or limped, rather. Just like his dad, Billy walked with one paw raised from the ground. He has been walking like this for a couple of days since he saw his dad limping.
The concerned dad sent Billy to the vet. The doctor ran a couple of important tests on Billy, including an X-ray. Russell had to pay around $360 in vet fees, but the doctor did not find any injury on the dog. That’s when Russell came to realize that the dog was only faking his limps. Billy cared so much about his dad’s condition that he tries to show compassion by pretending to be injured as well.
According to experts, some animals, including dogs, imitate humans. Dogs imitate for a number of reasons, such as getting attention or showing sympathy. The video touched so many people that it has gathered over 34K views and 47K shares. Billy does not probably realize that he’s gotten famous because of that gesture. After all, he was only showing his dad some love.
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