PHOTOS: Brave dog stands in traffic to guard dead companion after she is fatally struck by car in China

This is one of the most powerful photos of friendship we've ever seen.

According to the New York Daily Mail, a male dog in Zhangzhou, China, was photographed standing guard over his female companion after she was hit by a car and killed.

The male dog braved oncoming traffic in order to stay by his friend's side. Once in a while, witnesses would see the dog nudge the female's body, as if trying to wake her. The loyal companion stood guard for more than 6 hours.

Xiao Wu, a local butcher, told the Daily News that he had often seen the two stray dogs playing together.

"He stayed beside her the whole day, keeping licking her and pushing her, trying to wake her up. It's very touching," he told the news source. "Then he pushed her with his head, and licked her face. I even saw tears."

This is not the first instance of canine loyalty we've seen this year.

In September, the story of Capitán, a German Shepherd who guarded his owner's grave in Argentina for six years went viral. The Huffington Post reported that the dog often left the cemetery to spend a short period of time with his family, but then always returned to the gravesite before dark to stand watch over his owner.

In April, a black Labrador in California also made headlines for braving traffic to be with his friend after a fatal motorcycle accident. According to Time, the two dogs were spotted on Hacienda Boulevard in La Puente, Calif., where the dog stood guard over his companion's body before being taken to an animal adoption center. (Source)

Responses to "Loyal Dog Stands Guard Over Dead Friend's Body In China"

  1. Unknown says:

    If they can overcome the fear of death for a loved one, why can´t we? why do we doubt so much? Are we really that weak of heart?


  2. Anonymous says:

    sad so sad

  3. Anonymous says:

    this is how you make a grown man cry

  4. Anonymous says:

    Not one person stopped to help? Just to take pictures...

  5. Anonymous says:

    It looked like someone drug the dead dog to the side of the road---which is pretty amazing for the Chinese----they dont stop for anything. This is such a sad story, I hope the dog finds another companion

  6. Anonymous says:

    Not a good way to start the morning Crying over such a sad story.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Sad that they were left there like that.

  8. Unknown says:

    This is So Sad. But the dog stayed with his companion and helped him/her outta the street thats more than I can say for people....

  9. Anonymous says:

    Six ours? And no one stopped to help this little guy?

  10. Anonymous says:

    yes ! I hope someone take care of this sad and lonely dog !

    It's the hard reality in the jungle humans traffic ...

  11. Anonymous says:

    In America, someone would stop and call the police or animal control or help themselves!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I lived in a house in Libreville, Gabon and there were 3 dogs who had been left to fend for themselves. I'd feed them. One dog was hit by a car and I got a wheel barrow and buried it the back yard - near the beach it was sandy and not too hard digging. The other 2 dogs watch me. Sniffed at the dead dog and laid on the mound for the next few days, sniffing at it. So sad. How can some people believe animals don't have feelings?!

  13. Morgana says:

    The wold of animals is magic, shame on them who dont realise it.

  14. Unknown says:

    Gotta love the chinese. Not only did nobody pick up the dead dog, they just let the other one sit in traffic. Surprised they didn't stop to eat it.

  15. Unknown says:

    Gotta love the chinese. Not only did nobody pick up the dead dog, they just let the other one sit in traffic. Surprised they didn't stop to eat it.

  16. Ruth says:

    They just left them there. So heartbreaking. So distressing. :(

  17. Anonymous says:

    That little dog has more heart than every single "human" who passed by them that day... Yet we call them Animals hmmmmm

  18. Anonymous says:

    My heart is breaking.....wish I could adopt the poor lonely dog...

  19. Unknown says:

    I really Feel bad for the human race there is No Feelings no more, They're is No Compassion, No Love.. Not even for 2 little Dogs that is as Smart as God that is true love for the other dog.. God is Love.. I wish people were more like these animals... Don't forget who you are,Whatever Race you are,remember their is Love it should be in your Heart Learn from this.Help others and Mostly Animals as they cannot pick up a pal like you can, Keep them out of harms way...And Remember GOD is Always Watching what you do and don't do...

  20. Anonymous says:

    what did not someone moved the dog off the road I know I would

  21. Anonymous says:

    why can't somebody just stop there car and help this dog out of the road the lose that hit it should have at least had the decency for that.just shows animals have more feelings then people.

  22. Dee Mag says:

    people in china are heartless!!! i never want to visit this country they make me sick!!!!!!

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