If this doesn’t prove that a dog is man’s best friend, we don’t know what will.
Facebook user Faith Revilla shared a video late June which started getting viral recently of a dog pushing its owner in a wheelchair along Seminary Drive in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
The video has gained popularity among dog lovers with over 75,000 views, and 1,200 shares.
Revilla described it as a “heartwarming scene of a dog’s unconditional love towards its master.”
Revilla told Coconuts Manila through a Facebook message that the dog, named Digong (yes, the nickname of President Rodrigo Duterte) was really helping push his master, named Danilo Alarcon.
When she saw the lovable pair, she saw Digong “pause then head back to pushing [Alarcon’s] wheelchair.”
“We felt blessed to have witnessed this extraordinary sight of an amazing creature helping its master maneuver his wheelchair along seminary drive. I mean, I thought it only happens in TV shows, [but] this [was a] very [real] scenario,” wrote Revilla in her post.
She added: “I’m out of words to describe my emotions right now. May the good Lord will (sic) bless them both.”
ABS-CBN News reported that owner Alarcon and Digong have been together for seven months.
“My initial reaction was that I was really emotional, I had goosebumps,” Revilla recounted. She added that after posting the video, she and her husband tried to look for Alarcon, but to no avail.
Yesterday however, Revilla and her husband were driving home when they spotted Alarcon, this time along Tagum’s Mabini Street.
“We pulled over and talked [to] him,” she said, adding that they invited Alarcon to dine at the restaurant which their family owns.
She also posted photos and videos of their encounter on Wednesday.
She called Alarcon kuya, a Filipino term used to address older men to signify respect.
“Finally… we met with kuya Danilo and his dog Digong,” she wrote in a mix of English and Filipino in the post. “We treated him in our restaurant so we could also have a chat with him.”
Facebook users commended Revilla for helping Alarcon and Digong.
Francis Cezar wrote: “[S]alute. [You’re my] idol.”
Diana Palena said: “Godbless, I hope there would be more people like you.”
One couldn’t help but feel emotional.
“This is so touching,” wrote Joy Marie Bolotaolo, followed by three adorable sneezing emojis.
Alarcon told ABS-CBN News that he only wants to show people that dogs have the ability to love, especially when it comes to their owners. Aww.
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