A touching video showing a father walking his young toddler and a giant dog in his arms has the attention of perplexed but adoring online users. The video was captured by Mexican Luz Elena, who shows a man holding his son’s hand with one arm while carrying a large gray pit dog with the other. The dog’s head hangs over the man’s shoulder, its tongue wagging.
The Elena-posted TikTok video, “When your priority is your dog, not the child,” has prompted debates about what should come first in a family. It shows the father, dog, and son walking down the sidewalk and across the street. They appear to be joined by a woman who trails after them while pulling a three-wheeled stroller or a bicycle that is loaded down with a sizable packed object. The mother may have taken control of the child’s customary mode of transportation, according to one TikTok user who speculates, “No one noticed the mom in the back with the push trike. Mom put something in the trike, so the child is now walking. Perhaps the dog is ill?
Others contend that the child’s feet were shielded by shoes, whereas the dog’s paws may have been more sensitive to the hot pavement. One comment reads, “It’s better to carry the puppy because the child is wearing shoes and the puppy’s legs are burning.” “This is actually super sweet,” a user adds. The dog is carrying him since it’s probably too hot for his paws to walk on the pavement.
Most commenters praise the father for holding the dog, reflecting the growing popularity of non-traditional, interspecies households that frequently include a cherished pet. He is demonstrating a great deal of care and empathy for both his son and his pet by taking him by the hand, claims one commenter. A thousand benefits. Super dad, says a different reviewer who understands the father’s affection for both the youngster and the dog. I would have followed suit. The dog is not wearing shoes, whereas the child is. It also seems heated. Plus, his mother was around; perhaps he felt like walking. Even though Luz released this lovely video more than a year ago, it continues to get a lot of attention and has received millions of views.
See the touching video here: