A heartwarming clip from China has been making rounds online and touching peoples’ hearts. The video featured a loyal dog who patiently waited for 10 hours by the window when his owner left for work. That faithful pup was the one-year-old border collie called Pi Dan or “Naughty.”
In the clip, Pi Dan was seen by the window, staring into the distance. He was resting quietly in the same spot from early morning until the evening. When Pi Dan spotted his owner from afar, he happily rushed to the door to greet his mom.
Ms. Zhang, Pi Dan’s owner from Shenyang City in north-eastern China, said that the pup often waits by the window until she returns home from work. Most of the time, Pi Dan would stay there all morning and take a nap in the afternoon.
Ms. Zhang has been documenting Pi Dan’s life and posting it on the Chinese TikTok-like Douyin. A few days ago, she shared her dog’s now-viral video after spotting the scene on her security camera.
At around 7:30 am, Pi Dan was seen leaning against the window, looking down and watching as Ms. Zhang left for work. For the next ten hours, the pup stayed at the same spot. He was constantly looking into the distance as if he was trying to catch sight of his mom.
Then at 5:40 pm, Pi Dan spotted Ms. Zhang returning home. Immediately, the faithful pup leaped off the bed to greet his mom. He jumped excitedly as Ms. Zhang opened the door.
According to Ms. Zhang, it broke her heart when she saw the footage, but she has no other choice. Her nine-to-five job offers her financial stability, but it also keeps her from spending time with her dog. During weekends and holidays, Ms. Zhang makes up for their lost time and takes Pi Dan everywhere with her.
Ms. Zhang admitted considering getting another dog. However, she was worried that both of them would wait for her, which would break her heart even more. Many pet owners share the same sentiment as Ms. Zhang, but thankfully, dogs’ hearts are big enough to understand their humans.