- A video of a boy being chased by a small dog in front of a house has been doing the rounds online
- The footage shows the boy screaming and running in fear of the small pet, who appears excited to see him.
- Although the experience seemed traumatic for the boy, netizens responded with banter poking fun at the incident
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It is often said that a dog is a man's best friend. However, one unhappy fellow would beg to differ.
A video posted on TikTok shows door cam footage of a young boy running for his life as a small dog chases after him.
The terrified boy can be heard screaming at the top of his lungs as he tries to evade the canine threat, although the little pup appears more playful than anything.
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Watch the video below:
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Why do dogs chase people?
According to Marathon Handbook, when dogs are not fenced in or tethered to their owner by a leash, they can chase after you out of excitement and hopeful anticipation of accompanying you or, worse, out of aggression and defence, perceiving you as a threat.
Judging by the dog's non-violent behaviour, it is easy to assume that the boy may have a fear of dogs known as Cynophobia.
According to Cleveland Clinic, Cynophobia is the overwhelming fear of dogs. People with this anxiety disorder feel intense fear and anxiety when they think about, see or encounter a dog. Exposure to cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can help people manage cynophobia.
Social media users react to boy's trauma
Regardless of whether the dog was excited or aggressive, the poor boy did not have a pleasant experience with the furry pet at all. Social media users couldn't help poking fun at the video as they shared a guilty giggle in the comments.
"Bro, I was expecting a big dog or something, but bruh hahaha."
"What did the dog do ."
"That's so me ."
"Someone control that wild animal. I don't want the dog to get hurt."
Sound Healing for Sleep wrote:
"I feel bad for laughing, but omg the dog's little outfit and how innocent he seemed.. also, I get a sneaky suspicion the boy got bit or something."
John Atkins reacted:
dani dani reacted:
"The dog was the victim here."
Mother shares ugly photos of her kid
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that a mother got many people laughing online when she shared throwback photos that showed how ugly her baby was.
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The woman said at three weeks old, she was worried about the girl's facial appearance but it later turned out great.
Mothers in the comment section agreed many newborns always have funny looks that change later.
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