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A TikTok went viral of a German Shepherd heroically saving a six-year-old from a dog attack.


Our neighbors dog randomly charged at my son last night & my Tanky saved him from getting mauled or worst …. 🥺 #dogattacks #germanshepherd #dogsoftiktok #fyp

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The TikTok posted by user @lovehenesy94 shows security camera footage of a six-year-old boy walking in the front yard when suddenly, a neighbor dog begins charging toward the boy. The family’s German Shepherd jumped into action and charged toward the neighbor’s dog. The German Shepherd, Tank, blocked the dog from the child and chased them away.

Tank then returned to make sure the child was safe. Another one of the family’s dogs, a grey pit bull, also charged out to come help when the neighbor’s dog appeared.

The TikTok was captioned, “Our neighbor’s dog randomly charged at my son last night and my Tanky saved him from getting mauled or worse.”

The video has racked up over 25.5 million views and over 1.7 million likes. Users flooded the comments to applaud the pup for saving the boy.

“I love how the German shepherd stop as soon as the other dog backed off the child,” one user commented.

“I love the pittie coming from behind like HELP IS ON THE WAY!!!,” another said.

Another TikTokers commented, “The German Shepherd even look back to make sure the child was safe!! This blew me away 😳😳😳”

We truly don’t deserve dogs!

To reduce the number of suffering dogs on the streets and dogs who are euthanized, it’s important to adopt instead of shop for a dog and never support breeding. Familiarize yourself with tips for adopting so you’re well prepared and read about why breeding dogs is a problem, even if the breeder is “reputable.” 

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