Here you go Green Monsters, more proof that your pooch isn’t just a big dumb dog! A new study featured in The Journal of Current Biology compared brain activity between humans and dogs in relation to emotional responses and found something pretty amazing.

All dog guardians have experienced that moment over and over again, when your dogs know exactly how you are feeling. When you’re upset and sad, they comfort you. When you’re happy, they’re excited too. This keen ability to sense emotion and respond to it is actually an evolutionary development.

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The video below by Animalist News explains how this ability to read us is very similar to how we read other’s emotions. It’s just another example that proves animals, in this case dogs, are just as intelligent as humans, even if it works a little different!