An adorable Border Collie has melted hearts after helping his owner rescue and care for a baby squirrel†
Berlin owner Leesh Rideout then posted clips of the Border Collie nursing the baby squirrel, revealing that the dog has “never left his side” since she got the animal shelter to take care of him†
She explained that every day Berlin watches the squirrel feed on a bottle before cleaning it, and that the animals have developed a “very special bond”.
According to the American Kennel Club, the Border Collie is an affectionate and friendly breed that has a high degree of tolerance and patience with small children and is generally receptive to other dogs.
In the viral TikTok video, which garnered nine million views and a million likes, Rideout explained, “Me and my dog were out for a walk one day and stopped for a swim, where we found Alvin in the water.
“Berlin took him to the coast and saw that he was in very bad shape. We took him home to try and get him back to health, and Berlin never left his side.
“Berlin watched as he drank his bottles and then cleaned them. They would cuddle together every night to give Alvin the body heat he needed.
“Now Alvin is a bit older, he and Berlin play a lot more, but he is so gentle. Thanks to Berlin, Alvin is still alive today. They have a very special bond that I hope will continue as Alvin grows up.”
The video received more than 12,000 comments, with users saying they were “crying” after watching the footage and the clip reminded them of a “Pixar short.”
“With all that is wrong in the world today, this warmed my heart and brought a few tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story,” one user wrote.
Another commented: “The most adorable thing I’ve seen all day.”
“This has to be one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen on TikTok,” wrote a third.
A fourth user said, “It’s funny how a dog might have eaten it right away, but this dog saw a friend. They really have their individual personalities.”
news week has asked Rideout for comment.