Dogs are noted for their loyalty to their owners, but this one shows extreme dedication to one of his own kind.
On the busy Dazhi road in China, where his companion has been knocked down by a car and vehicles zoom past, a dog risks his life to look after his stricken friend.
With horns honking and despite the terrifying sights and sounds of the traffic, the golden-coloured dog stays put, standing guard to protect his fallen friend.
Doggone: The faithful dog lies by his dead friend, who has been knocked over on the busy Chinese road
Earlier this week the first dog was struck on the Dazhi road and died from his wounds.
But thanks to the loyal help of the other dog, the first was picked up by a passer-by, who buried him.
Once his job was done, having seen the man carefully pick up his dead mate, the unhurt dog bounded off to safety.
Guarding: As the cars speed by, the dog stands over his hit friend
Stay away: The cars give the pair of dogs a wide berth and eventually the struck dog is taken off the road
This story is reminiscent of the tale of Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh after reportedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner, John Gray, until he died himself on 14 January 1872.
A year later, Lady Burdett-Coutts had a statue and fountain erected at the southern end of the George IV Bridge in the Scottish capital to commemorate him.
And in 2005 there was a Hollywood film made about the Skye Terrier called ‘The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby’.
Hero: A scene from The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby, the loyal Skye Terrier who guarded his master’s grave for 14 years