A loyal dog which has waited on a busy road for more than 80 days after its owner died there has captured the hearts of online communities in China.
Footage of the animal in the middle of the road in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, has been viewed 1.4 million times on the popular Sina Weibo microblog.
China’s Pear Video website said the dog has been seen in the road every day since its owner died on 21 August.
A taxi driver said people try to help but the dog runs away.
“Drivers often give the little dog bits of food, but when we get out, he goes away,” he said.
“This owner’s relationship with her dog was very deep. After she was killed, this little dog has just stayed standing guard.
“Every day it’s in the road, I always see it. The relationship between man and dog is so true.”