Heart-warming moment golden retriever refuses to leave and watches over its Chinese owner as he wears a ventilator to sleep
- For this golden retriever Mao Mao in China, his owner means the world to him
- Mao Mao’s owner wears a ventilator to sleep after suffering high blood pressure
- The canine stays close by to watch over Mr Shao when he puts on the device
- Touching footage shows the devoted pet refusing to leave his ill owner’s bedside
Dogs are like family to many of us, but for this dog in China, his owner means the world to him.
The three-year-old golden retriever named Mao Mao is seen refusing to leave his owner’s bedside while the man wears a ventilator to sleep.
Mr Shao from central China’s Henan province, who suffers from high blood pressure and heart disease, said his loyal canine would stand by and watch over him whenever he put on the device.
The three-year-old golden retriever named Mao Mao in central China’s Henan province is seen refusing to leave his owner’s bedside while the man wears a ventilator to sleep
Mr Shao, 56, was advised by his doctor to wear a ventilator while sleeping to prevent sudden cardiac arrest.
When the man put on the device for the first time, he was surprised to see his golden retriever running towards his bedside to stay close by, seemingly guarding him in case of emergency.
In the footage filmed by the owner, the canine is seen laying his head on Mr Shao’s chest, refusing to leave the man.
‘Mao Mao, don’t worry. I’m alright. You can go,’ the owner said, trying to pushing away the golden retriever who remained still.
‘Whenever I put on the ventilator, the dog seems to have sensed something, like he knows I’m sick,’ Mr Shao told reporters.
‘He would only get up when I wake up,’ the owner added. ‘I’ve never seen such a smart dog. He’s not my real family but he is like one.’
When the man put on the device for the first time, he was surprised to see his golden retriever running towards his bedside to stay close by, seemingly guarding him in case of emergency
The clip, filmed in the city of Xinxiang in Henan last April, became trending on Chinese social media this week and touched the hearts of millions.
One commenter gasped: ‘Dogs know everything like humans! They are truly our family.’
Another dog owner shared their similar experience: ‘When I get sick, my dog would always stay next to me. It refuses to eat and looks so worried, really heart-warming!’
Last week, a devoted dog in Turkey shot to fame after she followed an ambulance carrying her sick owner to hospital and waited outside for six days until they were finally reunited.
Loyal pet Boncuk, which means bead, bounded after the ambulance that took her owner Cemal Senturk to hospital in the Black Sea city of Trabzon when he became unwell on January 14.