Newborn babies are a joy to see no matter where you live, and no matter what species you may be.
Along with the excitement of welcoming home a new baby, however, young mothers are undoubtedly filled with anxiety over making sure the tiny tot has everything she needs to thrive.
For this family, that includes four furry paws.
Shiba Inus have long been known for their fondness of children. Like a new mother, they’re quick to nurture and coddle young ones until they can care for themselves. When this mother introduced the newest member of the family to her Shiba Inu, the story was no different.
If anything, this compassionate canine was itching for a chance to help!
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Using a phone camera, the mother caught the doting doggie gently rocking her humans sibling to sleep with a carefully-placed paw.
There may be nothing in the world quite as cute as this image, and the Internet can certainly attest. This video has been shared nearly 50,000 times since it was first posted online.
Are you in the market for a new babysitter? Perhaps man’s best friend is your best bet!
Watch the adorableness in the video below!
Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.
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