'Incredibly Cute' Video Showing Child and Dog Playing on Slide Melts Hearts

A sweet video showing a child and a dog playing together on a slide has gone viral on the popular Reddit forum "Aww."

Redditor u/Mainaksonu posted the video on the forum, which appeared to have previously been shared on Twitter in early April.

"Living their best life," read the title of the post, which received more than 45,000 votes since it was posted on Tuesday.

Puppy on Slide
An adorable video shows a child and a puppy playing with one another on a playset. Here, a stock image of a dog going down a slide. Maryviolet/iStock

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, allowing a child to take care of a pet may come with several benefits, though parents are urged to oversee the care.

Children can learn respect for other living things, develop a sense of responsibility and build a connection to nature, per the organization.

"Developing positive feelings about pets can contribute to a child's self-esteem and self-confidence," the article stated. "Positive relationships with pets can aid in the development of trusting relationships with others."

In the video, the child places the small dog at the top of a play structure that connects to a pink and yellow slide.

The dog trots over to the slide before laying on its stomach and sliding down to the child.

Wagging its tail, the pup gives a few excited hops around the child before the video concluded.

Viewers took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the adorable clip.

"It is so nice to know that they will grow up at the same time, carrying their strong friendship through the years," a Reddit user commented.

One shared that their father built a cubby house in their former home that had a small staircase on one side and a slide on the other.

"One of my dogs would always love to run up the stairs and slide down the slide," they commented. "It was really cute."

"The way his tail wagged as he went down the slide," another wrote.

"That's incredibly cute," commented a viewer.

Wrote one commenter, "Could I not be more touched? My heart is melting like buttah!"

"Let's be honest, everyone wishes they could live that life," a comment read. "Nothing but pure fun and happiness."

Many other sweet clips have gone viral on Reddit, including a video that showed a cat that appears to use a dog's ear as a blanket. The person filming the video lifted the dog's ear, which revealed a small kitten snoozing underneath it.

Another video showed a cat that went viral after she was seen taking care of and grooming a rescue kitten as if it were her own.

One viral clip showed a cat lounging on top of a shower door while its owner was washing up with the water running.