When animals choose their mates, is it possible that there’s some sort of romantic love involved in their decision-making? Or to put it simply, can dogs fall in love the way humans do?
If you think not, then this video might just change your mind.
There’s a video on TikTok that went viral with over 700,000 likes and 5,000 shares. It went viral because it tugged the netizens’ hearts not only with how adorable it was but also the fact that this is something we rarely see from animals.
The video shows a pregnant dog preparing for labor, but the main highlight here is the presence of the father beside his mate. It’s quite unusual, but at the same time, heart-melting.
This dog sticks around for his pregnant mate and it just tugs our heartstrings.
Male dogs usually leave their mates alone when they are about to go to labor. They just have no reason to be there after all. However, this one does not. In fact, it looks like a scene in the hospital where the man accompanies her woman in the labor room.
Not only this sweet dog accompanies his mate, but he also stays and leans his head on the momma’s womb. He probably noticed the stress on the pregnant dog as she prepares for her labor, that’s why he decided to stay there and snuggle with her.
The soon-to-be momma dog feels at ease from his mate’s presence.
Momma dogs usually hide from others and go looking for their own nest, sometimes they get more stressed if they’re being watched not only by the father as well as people. They might even get angry when someone goes near their nest.