When a dog and a toddler get together, there’s really no telling what could happen. Both pups and little kids have a tendency to get rough with each other without intending to. A large dog might enthusiastically knock over a child they’re trying to play with. A kid might tug too hard on a doggie’s ears out of curiosity.
Sometimes, however, putting the cutest of earth’s creatures together makes for amazing moments. One mother to a young boy and a Golden Retriever really lucked out by filming them at the right time. In a video that naturally went viral, she asks her toddler: “You’ll be gentle with him at least?”
Who knows if the dog ended up taking that advice to heart or he’s just a good boy. What we got though, is an adorable embrace between siblings. The little boy goes in for a hug. As if he knew exactly how that worked, the dog gently put his paws around the boy’s back.
The toddler just sort of leans into his pup, fully embracing the love (and fluff.) After a few seconds of enjoying the hug, the little boy can’t help but turn to the camera and smile ecstatically. It’s so unbelievably pure!
His mother lost it too, of course, freaking out about how cute this moment was. She utters an automatic “Oh my God.” Frankly, so did I while watching.