This is the heartwarming moment a tail-wagging pooch jumps up and down in delight at the three men who rescued it from thick mud after it became stuck during a storm.
According to local media, heavy rainstorms and flash floods have affected the municipality of San Gabriel in the western Mexican state of Jalisco and so far eight people have been reported as dead.
However, one dog had a lucky escape when it was freed from the mud by rescuers.
In the footage, the excited pooch is seen jumping up and down on the three men who freed it from the mud moments earlier.
The cameraman says: “We rescued the dog. I do not know how to explain the joy it has at seeing us. Very happy! He was stuck in the mud and we just got him out.”
The clip was shared on Facebook by the ‘Zapotlan El Grande Municipal Unit Of Civil Protection and Firefighters’ where it has been viewed 35,000 times and shared by over 500 netizens.
It was accompanied with the message: “No matter what situation arises, there will always be the hope to carry on.”
It is unclear what happened to the dog after being rescued.
Netizen ‘Patricia Adriana Jimenez Espinoza’ commented: “Beautiful! There is nothing better than the gratitude of an animal.”
‘Lorena Velasco’ said: “These small actions help our fellow animals. Well done guys!”
‘Sarai Paniagua’ wrote: “A heartwarming moment you just shared with us. God bless you all and thanks for doing your job so well.”
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