Dogs' Friendship With Elderly Neighbor Through Garden Fence Is Melting Hearts Online

Footage of an elderly neighbor's doting friendship with two dogs has been melting the internet's hearts, having been watched more than 1.9 million times.

In the video, which was shared to TikTok by a woman called Amanda Lin, we can see an old man tending to a pair of dogs over his garden fence.

The two pets—one brown, one black—are being petted by the man, whose name is Joe, in the snowy outdoors.

The footage then showcases a montage of different incidences of Joe throwing snacks to the animals, stroking them and even mowing his garden as they walk with him, the fence in between.

The video is made all the more adorable by the changes in weather, illustrating this is a long standing relationship, come rain or shine.

Lin has captioned the adorable footage, which can be watched here, writing: "We love neighbor Joe #fyp #spoileddogs #dailymeetings #doglovers #foryoupage #dogsofttiktok #adoptdontshop #adorable."

Since the clip was posted November 11 it has gained lots of traction online, having garnered more than 350,600 likes and nearly 6,000 shares.

It was also reposted to popular Instagram meme page Pubity on November 15, where it has been liked a further 4.5 million times.

Many people have rushed to the comments section to share their thoughts on the adorable clip.

One social media user, Troysinclair22, wrote: "When you move, you're going to have to take Joe with you."

Another person, Mattytegz, added: "Neighbor Joe doesn't have a dog but treats are still on his grocery list."

Ob3y15 typed: "Every dawg should have a Joe," alongside a string of laughing-face emojis.

Arturo A gushed: "Those neighbors are like winning the lottery. A one in a million chance."

Chelsea Autrey revealed: "Not to be dramatic but I would die for Joe."

Kelsey stated: "You know he's good when he has those overalls."

Michelle Ibarra remarked: "You can tell if a person is good based on how they treat animals. This guy is awesome."

M_babies_share opined: "That's one of the best things you could ever ask for! Nice neighbors and they love your dogs!!!"

User3306934166609 commented: "Make sure he gets an invite for thanksgiving!"

Another video that recently went viral on TikTok showed a dog's close relationship with a 4-year-old who has a genetic disorder.

In the clip, shared to the app by an account called Goldenindiejoe, we can see a golden retriever next to a little girl who is sitting in a supportive chair in a bathroom.

The loving animal then reaches out to gently pet the child's hand, as the overlaying text reads: "Indie is new to our family but he treats our special needs daughter so gentle."

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A stock image of a dog looking over a fence. Footage of an elderly man's adorable friendship with the neighbor's dogs has gone viral online. iStock