Dog Makes 'Friends' With Fish in Adorable Video

A dog's unlikely reaction to a pond filled with fish has been melting hearts online.

In footage, posted to TikTok by Karen Vick, known on the app as thekaregiver, a boxer can be seen next to a pond of koi fish.

The cute pet turns to stare at Vick, who tells her pet: "Now do you want to get in with your friends? Go ahead you can get in."

Text overlaying the video reads "Fish are Friends," and it certainly seems that the dog thinks as much, as he then tentatively slides into the water while looking at the colorful swimmers.

Vick captioned the cute video, which can be viewed here, writing: "#boxer #boxerdog #dogmom #koi #koipond #koipondlife #dog #doggo #dogsofttiktok #dogsoftiktokviral #bekindtoeveryone #fy #fypシ #doggo #dogmomaf #fish."

The boxer's gentle approach has gained lots of traction online since it was posted on July 25, with 2.4 million views and 760,000 likes.

Many people rushed to the comments section to share their views on the sweet footage.

One TikTok user, Dianne Lynne Maurice, wrote: "Awwww she's sop gentle about it," alongside a sting of love-heart emojis.

Another person, Blinktwiceforyes, added: "All I could think was the dog saying 'Ope, lemme squeeze right past ya bud.'"

Susan Greenslade typed: "Can't believe how gentle he is with the fish!!"

Candace gushed: "When she waited for all the fish to get out of the way and then got in so she wouldn't step on them."

TamRachelle joked: "My dog would have been like 'you took my a** to Red Lobster."

Funda Kasarli Mills commented: "Awww she's so careful not to step on his fish friends."

Pollypocketsy stated: "The gentle way she goes in like omg."

Revealed: Her body language says a lot about her mamma good job raising the cutest boxer."

In other adorable dog news, a puppy recently went viral on TikTok after it was filmed battling to stay awake on a powerboat.

In footage shared to the video-sharing app on July 3 by Dawg Haus, the little English bulldog can be seen sitting on the carpeted floor of the boat and nodding in and out of slumber.

A man's voice can be heard saying: "First time out, doesn't look too thrilled so far. What do you think, buddy? You going to fall asleep?"

The adorable video is captioned "#sleepyhead #bulldoglove #sleep #puppy #englishbulldoglife #englishbulldogsoftiktok #puppylove."

It has gone viral on the app, having received a whopping 6.8 million views and surpassed 1.8 million likes.

Newsweek have contacted Vick for comment.

Dog staring at fish
A stock image of a dog staring at a fish. In a TikTok video a boxer wades into a pond in an apparent bid to befriend the koi. Getty Images