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As if we needed more proof that dogs are humans’ best friends. Parents of a six-year-old boy in Florida are crediting their German Shepherd with saving their son from being attacked by a neighbor’s dog. According to the New York Post, a video of the German Shepherd coming to the rescue of the boy has gone viral on TikTok.

The video shows a small boy playing with his family’s blond German Shepherd, named Tank, in their front yard. Then you can see a dark dog charging from across the street headed straight for the child. Tank appears to push the boy out of the way and then gets between him and the charging dog, allowing the boy to get away. The family’s other dog appears to be coming over to help as well.

After Tank runs the black dog out of the yard, he turns back around to check on his boy. By then, the child’s mother had scooped her frightened son into her arms. The TikTok post has been viewed over 20-million times and received 4-million likes and over 60-thousand comments.