Turns out dogs aren't just man's best friend.
A dog in China has made world headlines after it was spotted keeping guard after another dog was run over in the middle of a busy road.
The little white dog was killed in the middle of a street in Yinchuan, in north west China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, the Daily Mail reported.
The loyal friend spent hours lying by the body even as temperatures plummted overnight to -13 degrees.
Passersby took pictures and videos of the scene, which quickly went viral on the internet.
Somebody placed a stool in front of the dogs to stop them from being hit by another car, a woman told Sky News.
Restaurant workers then removed the dead dog's body and buried it under a tree in a nearby park, the Daily Mail said.
The other dog followed the workers and stayed with them until its friend had been buried.
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