Dogs are known for their kind and loving nature. We’ve all marvelled at the kindness and the discipline of guide dogs; the attentive nature of Labradors; the intelligence of Border Collies; and the soppiness of Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
Often though, these adorable attributes are shown to their human families, but this video shows a dog reaching out to help another species with seemingly no benefit at all for herself.
A wagging tail
The chocolate-coloured pooch stops and encourages the baby monkey to climb onto her back. As the baby monkey adjusts himself and gets comfortable, the dog stands very still with only a slight wag of the tail giving away her happiness.
It is then thought that the clever and caring pooch walked all the way to a local police station, seeming to know that these would be the people to help.
A friend in need
The police officers were only too happy to do just that and the video shows an officer encouraging the tiny monkey to eat a banana (who soon gets the hang of it).
Officers looked after the monkey before handing him over to animal health officials for a return to the wild.
We wish the little monkey all the very best and hope he manages to find his family soon.
And, as for the chocolate-coloured superhero, she hasn’t been seen at the police station since. We like to think she’s out there rescuing other animals as we speak!