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Xiongxiong the loyal dog charms Chinese social media

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Steven P.    13,800



China's online community has fallen hard for a loyal elderly dog, who waits patiently outside a station every day for his owner to come home from work. The popular Pear Video website shared a video of Xiongxiong - Little Bear - in late April, and it has since racked up over 10 million views.


Filmed in the major south-western city of Chongqing, the video has also got social media users thinking critically about their own ideas of loyalty.


The video explains that Xiongxiong, 15, has no collar, and is not tied down with a lead. He simply sits on the ground by the entrance to the subway every day and waits patiently for about 12 hours for his owner to arrive home. His owner, who is not named, says that he has been looking after Xiongxiong for around eight years.


"He's always been like this," he says, saying that the dog has always waited for him.


Locals tell Pear Video that the dog isn't a threat. "He is very good," one resident says, showing how he doesn't object to being stroked.


Source & more: BBC

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freqnasty    220

First good story about dogs I've seen coming from that country. Most involves extreme cruelty.


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Euphoria    2,004

I like how there is an article talking about a video gone viral but no link to actual video... :)

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