It’s no secret that dogs are the purest creatures alive and we don’t really deserve them.
But in case you need further proof of this, allow me to direct you to a video of a lonely dog, attempting to comfort himself.
Warning: This video might completely break your heart.
The clip, which was shared on Reddit, shows the dog going to get one of his owners shoes and curling up with it, presumably because he misses his human.
The post was captioned: “This surveillance camera catches the moment a dog took his owner’s shoe and sleeps beside it showing how much he misses his owner while he was at work.”
The video, which was uploaded earlier this month, quickly went viral garnering over 112,000 upvotes on the site.
More than 1,200 people commented on the Reddit post, sharing their thoughts.
One person said: “That broke my heart a bit! Needs a friend, I think. So lonely.”
Another wrote from the pooch’s perspective: “Dear diary, my dearest human has once again vanished without a trace. All I have left to remember them by is a shoe, which I have taken to the couch to sleep with and remember them…”
Someone else replied: “I don’t think I could go to work after seeing that.”
A fourth user proclaimed: “That’s it. I’m never leaving my dog alone again.”
Others shared similar stories of the sweet things their pets did while they were out of the house.
“My dog does it all the time with my slippers when I go out. If I’m out for too long he might go and get the other slipper too. When I come home I find her sleeping with one or two slippers,” commented a different person.
A second added: “My dog takes one flip flop or one boot. It’s quite funny and odd. When I first had him he would chew one flip flop so it would always break at the worst time when I was out somewhere! He doesn’t chew anymore just carries one to his bed when I am out for the day!”