Toddler Meets Dog for First Time Due to Pandemic in Adorable Viral Video

For the babies who were born during the pandemic their world was initially very small, with little socialization or new settings.

Now we have begun heading back to normality there are a lot of belated firsts for these children to experience.

One such moment was shared to TikTok by an account called Maxismallsnyc, and shows the first time an adorable toddler got to meet a dog.

In the footage, which has gone viral with more than 5.7 million views, the little boy can be seen walking up to a golden retriever that is being held on a leash.

The child, who is wearing as striped top and black leggings, then reaches out and touches the animal's nose before turning to let the fluffy pet nuzzle his ear.

Text overlaying the clip, which can be watched here, reads: "Baby's first encounter with a dog. Pandemic baby!! [laughing-face emoji] [laughing-face emoji] [praying emoji]."

The video has gained lots of traction online since it was posted on October 23, having attracted more than 875,600 likes.

Nearly 2,700 people have also rushed to the comments section to share their opinions on the heartwarming footage.

One TikTok user, Aaroe13, wrote: "That Golden's face is like 'oh how I love little humans'."

Another person, Mary Elizabeth Fineg, added: "How sweet and gentle is that dog though?!?!"

Mark Theriault typed: "Little boy musta been eating something tasting got the dog leaning in like 'what's that on yo breath?'"

Dan stated: "The fact the golden is giving tiny tiny kisses makes the biggest difference."

Saralie asked: "Does the dog remind anyone of the bear from bear in the big blue house or just me."

Lauren M revealed: "Goldens could not have a better breed for a 1st encounter. Poke the eyes, hug pulling all the hair in them tiny hands—whatever. Butter beans."

Olivia explained: " Golden retrievers are legitimately the sweetest creatures."

Samwalwyn agreed, typing: "The best dog to meet for the first time."

K.norton93 remarked: "Golden was just so happy to be included.... absolutely hated pandemic social distancing."

Bigpopp4 commented: "That dog is a gentle soul. That adorable child will never fear dogs after this encounter!"

Another video that recently went viral showed a golden retriever's close relationship with a 4-year-old girl who has a genetic disorder

In the footage, shared to TikTok by an account called Goldenindiejoe, we can see a dog in the bathroom next to a youngster who is sitting in a supportive chair.

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

Stock image of a little boy and
Stock image of a little boy and a dog. On TikTok, one child, who was born during the pandemic, was filmed meeting a dog for the first time. iStock