A heartwarming video capturing the moment a shelter dog realizes it's being adopted has captured the hearts of millions on social media.
The video, shared by the handle @buitengebieden, showcases the dog's unmistakable joy as it stands at a desk, its face beaming with a huge smile. The dog's excitement escalates as it begins to jump around joyfully.
Accompanying the dog is a woman, presumably the new owner, who is seen hugging and petting the dog while signing adoption papers.
The caption accompanying the post reads, “Shelter dog with a huge smile after being adopted.”
Since its posting on November 18, the video has gone viral, amassing over 10 million views and garnering a plethora of likes and comments.
Social media users have been deeply moved by the dog's reaction, with comments ranging from observations about the emotional capacity of animals to expressions of joy for the dog's newfound happiness. One user commented on the dog's awareness of its improving life circumstances, while another expressed a heartfelt reaction to the dog's evident happiness.
Watch the heartwarming reaction below