Tank, a German Shephard, rushed to the boy's aid to protect the six-year-old from being mauled by a neighbor’s dog.
Dogs are man's best friend and will go to any lengths to protect their owners. In viral footage shared on Tik Tok, a modern-day, Lassie, a German Shephard can be seen saving its owners’ 6-year-old son from being mauled by a neighbor’s dog charging straight towards him. The video has registered around 45 million views on TikTok and elicited huge cheers for the brave dog. The video shows the German shepherd, named Tank, playing with his master’s son initially, in the front yard of their Florida home. Out of nowhere, a black dog starts charging toward the young pal of Tank at lightning speed with the aim of pushing him over and attacking him. Sensing danger, Tank, the quick-witted dog pushes the young boy away from the dog before shielding him from the charging dog, reported New York Post. The dog's protective instinct is being hailed online.
While confronting the neighbor’s dog, Tank snaps at the aggressive animal and chases him away until the young boy is safe and out of any danger. Tank turns around to keep a check on his young friend’s safety. The owner of the attacking dog is seen racing to the scene to get a hold of his unleashed pet dog. After Tank made sure that the would-be attacker was at a safe distance from his owner, he walks over to the boy's mother who picks up her son and hugs him. However, it wasn't just Tank who rushed to help the boy but also the family’s other dog, a pit bull.
The boy’s mother rushed to the front yard as the kid appears to have screamed for help while the dogs barked in a fit of rage to ward off the unleashed canine attacker. She gets out and instantly picks up her son, as the attacker is controlled by its owner. The boy’s father shared the surveillance footage of the incident accompanied by the soundtrack of DMX’s “Dogs Out,” which instantly shot to fame after getting viewed more than 20 million times by November 15, 2022. In another video snippet shared by the mother nearly 24 million views were stockpiled. She captioned the video with, “Our neighbor’s dog randomly charged at my son last night and my Tanky saved him from getting mauled or worst.” The video further thanked Tank and the pit bull who together saved the boy’s life.
The pit bull who came rushing later was also lauded by the people. In a comment posted on TikTok, a user said, “you gotta give them both credit the other one came to help too.” The video also called the brave pit bull “a superhero’s sidekick” while calling her German Shepherd “the Hero”. In her later posts, she shared footage of Tank in his usual environment playfully rolling and showing his tummy nibbling a rubber toy. “THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND,” she wrote, in the playful footage calling her pets the “highly skilled professional home security officer.”
In various such incidents, dogs have come across as true friends, leaving no stone unturned to show their loyalty towards their owners. The immense love and compassion these creatures have within, showcase the purity of the bond they maintain even at the cost of their lives. It is truly said that a dog is a man’s best friend!
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