They say that a dog is man’s best friend. There’s one dog in south-west China that has gone above and beyond when it comes to the meaning of that phrase. Xiongxiong is a 15-year-old pooch who is capturing hearts all over the country thanks to his fierce loyalty and undying love for his owner.
Every day, rain or shine, Xiongxiong follows his owner to the train station. His owner leaves at 8 a.m. to head to work and Xiongxiong stays put the entire time, patiently waiting for his best friend to come back. Many people have approached Xiongxiong, called his name, and offered him food. Xiongxiong, however, ignores everything because he’s too busy waiting. At 8 p.m. each evening, Xiongxiong’s face lights up, his tail wags, and he happily bounces over to his owner as he gets off the train.
According to Reddit, His owner says that he’s had the dog for roughly eight years now and the dog always makes the trip. Xiongxiong is getting older though so it’s uncertain how much longer he’ll be able to make the trek to the train station. For now, it’s just a loving gesture between a man and a dog who loves him more than life itself. Whereas many other dogs would be content running and playing, this dog simply wants to wait for his owner to return.
Dogs are often noted as being fiercely loyal and this just shows that. Xiongxiong can’t even be bribed with treats! This shows all of us that dogs are compassionate, loyal, and loving to their owner. It shows that even though they’re a different species, they know what love and commitment is. We can all learn a little something from this dog, unconditional love. Locals have observed that this dog is so well-behaved, he wants nothing to do with anyone unless until his loving owner comes back.