Status: 07.12.2023, 20:00 PM
By: Lara-Sabrina Kiehl
Maverick, a cute little dog, is alone in a TikTok video. The puppy group plays without him – the community suffers, but is the situation really so heartbreaking for the four-legged friend?
The festive holiday season is all about love and compassion. Fittingly, a touching video is currently circulating on TikTok that makes it clear that empathy knows no boundaries. The clip shows Maverick, a small Goldendoodle dog, who triggers a wave of sympathy among users.
Lonely Puppy Triggers Deep Emotions On TikTok
In the moving video, shared on the account @thedood_maverik, the four-legged friend can be seen in a heart-rending situation in the dog school. There he sits lonely on the edge while the other puppies play with each other and are happy. The melancholic background music reinforces the impression of supposed loneliness and moves many viewers to tears.
Puppies often learn by observing. (Symbolic image) © Pond5 Images/ Imago
One commenter expressed his feelings about this sad scene: "It broke my heart." Other users share similar emotional reactions and confess that they have to "cry". Another dog named Rufus has experienced a similar situation in another video. However, the owners of Maverick and Rufus have received the same reasoning as to why their dogs are alone: "They said he needs more confidence."
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So, it may be that Maverick doesn't find the situation as sad as many TikTokers. However, the clip goes to the heart and has already received an impressive nine million clicks and 1.8 million likes. In the more than 19,000 comments, the TikTokers express themselves overwhelmed by pity for dog Maverick. Here is a small selection of the comments.
- "It broke my heart."
- "Oh no, would cuddle him like that."
- "Would have gone to him to play with him."
- "Me at school."
- "I'm about to cry😭😭."
- "This compassion for a dog 😭, I can't. I'm going to play with him."
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