Posted 38d ago
By Hannah Hastings and Rebecca Astill
We all know the feeling of returning home to our dogs after being out - their jumpy excitement and wagging tails is a familiar warm welcome. They might even jump up for a hug, which is fine, as they probably aren’t as big as a Great Dane.
A Tiktok video has gone viral showing the way two Great Danes greet their owner on return home, with an almost humanlike hug and dog lovers are going crazy for it.
The clip shows the giant dogs on their hind legs, first balancing their paws on a young girl’s shoulders who is completely dwarfed. One is all black and another white with black patches.
Just a few moments later, they appear to notice someone else has walked into the room and both quickly run over to see who it is.
The camera pans round and reveals a man, described in the caption as 'dad', who has just returned home. The following scene shows two Great Danes who absolutely do not realise how big they are - enveloping their human in a hug.
Both dogs jump up on their hind legs and appear to give their pet parent a human-like group hug, while they enthusiastically wag their tails.
The 15-second clip was uploaded to social sharing platform TikTok on July 15 with the title: "When dad gets home."
Since being posted, the adorable clip showcasing the four-legged friend's love for their parental figure has been watched over 54.3 million times and gained 10.3 million likes.
Other Tiktok users commented on the video, generating more than 91,000 responses.
One TikTok user jokingly said: "What type of Chihuahua breed is that?"
Another person said: "All the people saying they would be terrified have never owned a giant breed. Giant dog = giant cuddles."
Great Danes originate from Germany and are one of the largest dog breeds in the world, also known by their nickname "Apollo of dogs".
Despite their intimidating stature, they are known for their very friendly, gentle and loyal personalities.
Famous Great Danes who have appeared on screen over the years include Coronation Street's Schmeichel owned by Chesney Brown and American cartoon canine Scooby Doo.
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