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Friendship between elderly neighbor and two dogs will melt your heart

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The heartwarming friendship between an elderly neighbor and two dogs has netizans around the world feeling all the feels in a clip that’s already been watched more than 2 million times.

Shared on TikTok, the viral video depicts a series of daily meetings between a man named Joe and two dogs that live on the other side of his garden fence. 

In a range of scenes, Joe is seen petting the brown and black dogs, throwing treats to them and mowing his lawn as the two walk alongside the fence beside him.

As the montage takes us through winter and into summer, we’re treated to a glimpse of this enduring friendship that spans the seasons. 

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The video, captioned with the words “We love neighbor Joe” and set to the music of “You’ve Got a Friend In Me”, was posted on November 11 and has received hundreds of thousands of comments and shares.

TikTokers have flooded the sweet clip with comments, with one user writing: “This is the most precious video I’ve ever seen.” Another fan wrote: “You can tell if a person is good based on how they treat animals. This guy is awesome.”

While people have doled out plenty of love for the two dogs in the clip, it’s Joe who has really stolen the show, with one person summing everyone’s feelings up beautifully: “Take care of Joe! He’s one in a million!” Amanda Lin, who posted the video that stars her two dogs replied with: “He really is.”

Here’s hoping we see a lot more of Joe’s adorable relationship with these two dogs in future videos, because, let’s face it, every canine and their human needs a neighbor like him. 

Kathryn is a freelance writer who has spent the past two years dividing her writing time between her two great loves - pets and health and wellness. When she’s not busy crafting the perfect sentence for her features, buying guides and news pieces, she can be found hanging out with one very mischievous Cocker Spaniel, drinking copious amounts of Jasmine tea and attempting to set numerous world records for the longest ever FaceTime calls with her family back home in NZ.