That's too wuff! Loyal golden retriever protects crying girl as she is being told off by her mother
This is the heart-warming moment a family dog called Harry rushed to protect his young owner from being told off by her mother in China.
The parent got extremely upset after discovering that her new facial cream had been ripped open and used by her two-year-old child.
While the woman was scolding her daughter, their five-year-old golden retriever ran to shield the crying child with his paws.
The pet, named after J.K. Rowling's fictional character Harry Potter, also snarled at the parent, seemingly telling her to back off.
Harry's adorable reaction was captured by the pet owner, Ms Sun, on Friday at their home in eastern Chinese city Xuzhou.
The Chinese mother had just purchased a facial cream for her daughter and left it in the living room as she went to prepare lunch.
After she returned, the woman was exasperated to find that her toddler daughter, You You, teared up the product packaging while playing with the tub of moisturiser.
'I was honestly really upset. I'd just bought the cream and half of it was already gone,' Ms Sun, 32, told MailOnline. 'My baby started crying because I was shouting at her quite aggressively.'
But the parent's anger melted away when she saw her golden retriever, Harry, rushing to protect the little girl from being scolded.
Footage shows the furry guardian standing in front of the crying toddler while baring his teeth at the mother, seemingly warning her to stop.
The pet even became more defensive as the mother told him to move out of the way.
'You, get up. Stop protecting [her],' Ms Sun can be heard saying in the video.
Harry also appeared trying to comfort You You by wrapping his leg around the little girl and resting his head on her shoulder.
Amused by the dog's reaction, the mother calmed down and stopped the scolding.
'I was still upset but I thought it was also quite funny.' Ms Sun said. 'It was very heart-warming. Dogs would find ways to express their love if you treat them properly.'
Apparently, this is not the first time Harry has defended his little pet owner.
'Whenever we speak to [You You] in a harsh tone, he would come over and try to shield her with his paws,' the mother added.
'He would protect the child with his life.'
The adorable footage of Harry quickly became viral and amassed millions of 'likes' after Ms Sun shared it on Douyin, the Chinese equivalent of TikTok.
The parent said she was surprised and overwhelmed by the attention her video had attracted.
'I was just documenting the daily moments of my dog and daughter because Harry is turning six years old soon and getting old,' Ms Sun said.
'I just wanted to capture these memories so I have something to look back on in the future when he's not here anymore.'
Harry's heart-warming reaction comes as another video ofa cat being escorted off a train after the furry passenger was spotted 'travelling without a ticket' has amused millions in China.
The feline, believed to be a stray, sneaked onto a high-speed train in Chinaon Sunday, seemingly trying to hitch a free ride.
After being caught red-handed, the animal is seen trotting on its hind legs with tiny steps as it was carried out of the carriage by a railway officer.