It was a scene that made almost all passersby choke up with emotion.
On Wednesday, people going about their business in Kam Tin in Yuen Long district stopped in their tracks as they saw a dog grieving over a dead companion — another canine — in the middle of a road.
Refusing to give up on his friend, who was hit by a car earlier, the dog stood guard over the body of his lifeless buddy even as vehicles whizzed past.
People tried to coax him out of the traffic, but the dog didn’t budge, unmindful of the danger it was itself facing as it stood in the middle on the road.
It was only later when a kind driver towed the dead dog onto a pavement that his loyal companion finally got off the road, causing bystanders to heave a sigh of relief, according to Apple Daily.
The incident is said to have taken place at about 4 pm on Kong Tai Road.
A lady surnamed Li told Apple Daily that she saw the dog still near his friend’s corpse many hours later, and that she was deeply touched at the show of loyalty and compassion.
As of midnight, workers from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department were yet to pick up the body of the dead animal.
That prompted Li to call up a pets hospice care services company to do the needful.
It was only after the body was removed that his canine friend finally left the spot.
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