This Yugoslavian Shepherd dog is a true hero.
This video taken in Normandy has gone viral. In it, we see a Yugoslavian Shepherd dog keeping a young girl away from the waves. The little girl seems amused by the situation.
A four-legged lifeguard
The scene is both funny and touching. On a beach in Normandy, in an unsupervised swimming area, this dog acted like a lifeguard to protect a little girl.
This Yugoslavian Shepherd dog called Matyas catches the white t-shirt of a little girl playing in the water. He tries to pull her out of the waves, thinking she's in danger.
The actions of our fury friends are largely due to instinct. Some dogs are trained to be rescue dogs, others are not. Similar to humans, dogs are unique and each one with approach a situation differently.
Realizing that the dog was saving her, the little girl laughed out loud. Obviously, she wasn't really in any danger but this gesture from man's best friend is both touching and hilarious. It also got everyone else on the beach laughing.
The video has been shared internationally, though we imagine the dog and the little girl in question are none the wiser, in any case they will always have each other!