Loyal Dog Refuses to Leave Dead Friend’s Side Along Busy Highway (VIDEO)

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black labThere is nothing more gut-wrenching than seeing a dog who has been hit by a car lying on the side of the road -- and seeing one lying in the middle of the road after just being struck is even more heartbreaking.

And that's exactly what some motorists near Los Angeles were subjected to last week after one poor pup was hit and killed after wandering into traffic. Of course, they also probably had to do a double take to realize they were also seeing a second dog in the street -- and she was refusing to leave her dead companion's side. The loyal black lab remained in the road with cars zipping by and risked her own life so that her friend wouldn't have to die alone. (The poor thing!)

Animal Control officers wound up picking her up, and they named her Grace. She's now waiting to be adopted and already has quite a few families who want to give her the same level of love and devotion that she showed her poor, helpless doggie friend.

You can watch Grace stand guard by the deceased pup in the video clip below. Just to warn you -- it's a little tough to witness.

After watching this video, I'm not only struck by Grace's devotion to the other dog, but I'm also kind of surprised that no one pulled over to stop and help these animals. Car after car drove right past them like they didn't exist! And it turns out that the driver who hit and killed the one dog didn't stop either. What is wrong with people?!

Granted, someone had placed orange cones around them until help arrived. But don't you think that someone could've stopped and waited near them until Animal Control showed up? (Weren't there any police officers around?) It's so tragic that this poor dog had to die, but Grace's loyalty to her friend is certainly a great reminder to all of us that a little bit of love and kindness go a long way.

Be honest -- would you have stopped to help Grace and her friend?

 

Image via justinbaeder/Flickr

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Torra... TorranceMom

This is SO sad! Anybody who says animals don't experience pain and emotions same way humans do is a fool. God bless you sweet Grace!

Jennifer Crouch

I have stopped and grabbed dogs (when there are no owners around )who run into the road and take them to the nearest police station because I feared they would get hit. I would've stopped or atleast called something in, It's a shame that people can't take a few minutes out of there day and help others.

nonmember avatar Emme

I can't even watch the video. I'm already teary-eyed. I would definitely stop to help the dogs. I once saw a groundhog get hit by a car and I was going to stop to help it, but it ran away. I see other animals in the road that I want to help too, but my husband doesn't let me because they're probably already dead and I'll just spend the whole day crying. I always ask myself though: What if they're still alive? Nobody else is going to help them and people will just run them over again. :(

cocob... cocobeannns

Yes, I would hold up all traffic to help them. People are so heartless. I hate seeing dogs wandering near traffic, it makes me so nervous.

momav... momavanessa

People are so heartless!! I know we would stop and try and help. My dh would probably pick up the dog that got hit. He is a huge dog lover! So sad!!!

jessi... jessicasmom1

so sad :-(( dogs are very loyal

Todd Vrancic

I once tried to move a beaver that was hit and still alive out of the road, it died in my hands.:(  I also stop and move turtles out of the road.  I would have stopped and so would my wife.

MrsCh... MrsChurch

I would absolutely have stopped and tried to help Grace and her poor friend. So, SO sad :'-(

Elaine Clark

My son and I once stopped to pick up a baby squirrel that had falled on the road. we stopped at a busy turn in the road. My son picked the little guy up and moved him over into the grass under a tree. the squirrel was so scared he was frozen with fear. When I was a small child I ran out on to a highway to get our dog who had just been hit by a car and picked him up and carried him home. He made it .

nonmember avatar katie

I would have stopped immediately and also, made traffic stop (which I have done) shame on these people! I wondered the same watching the tv news. Unbelievable behavior....

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