Toddler's Adorable Reaction to Seeing a Dog for First Time Goes Viral

Wouldn't it be lovely to see the world through a toddler's eyes? Everything would be so fresh and exciting.

Luckily we can experience this joy secondhand, by watching children experiencing new things.

One such moment was shared to TikTok by an account called Elihuslen, capturing the moment a 14-month-old saw a dog for the first time—and the internet finds it adorable.

In the footage, which has gone viral with more than 1.4 million views, the little boy can be seen walking up to a large fluffy dog who is being held on a leash.

The child, who is wearing a stylish denim jacket and mustard-colored beanie hat, looks surprised to see the pet and begins jumping up and down in excitement while clapping his hands.

As the animal then lies down on his stomach to face the boy, the toddler sweetly does the same, staring his new friend in the eyes.

Overwhelmed, he stands up again to begin dancing and clapping with joy. It is only when the kid tries to touch the dog's face that the fluffy canine stands up to attempt to kiss him, causing the child to run away gleefully.

Text overlaying the clip, which can be watched here, reads: "14 month old seeing a dog for 1st time."

The touching moment has gained lots of traction online since it was shared on December 3, having surpassed 228,100 likes and more than nearly 9,260 shares.

Many people also rushed to the comments section to share their thoughts on the heartwarming footage.

One TikTok user, Jessie Mae, wrote: "32 yo [32-year-old] seeing a dog for the millionth time... same my dude."

Actor Kevin Bacon typed underneath the video: "Honestly I get it."

Another person, Nancymeyer987, added: "Love it! And the baby lies down to the dogs level. He has the natural instinct to know that makes a dog comfortable."

Effie Kouhai asked: "Did he literally just let the dog smell his hand first?! IS HE THE NEXT DOG WHISPERER LOL."

DC revealed: "I love the way dogs and kids understand each other."

AM gushed: "You need to get a dog for this sweet little boy! He knows how to treat a dog so gentle and give the dog his space."

Itsthejourney3 opined: "What an adorable kid, thanks for sharing this!," alongside a heart-eyed emoji.

Sjsubc observed: "They're both adorable! puppers really wants to play."

Teresa Claypool & Christopher commented: "That dog is like what are you doing baby so adorable."

Dog and toddler
A stock image of a dog and a toddler. On TikTok a 14-month-old was filmed seeing a dog for the first time in his life. iStock