A video of a dog refusing to walk for its owner has warmed hearts across the world after being shared on Twitter.
When New Yorker Steph Haberman captured a hilarious moment between a dog and its owner she knew she had an antidote to the grim mood that has descended on the US since the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton last weekend.
The video has now been viewed over three million times.
"Not EVERYTHING is bad," wrote Haberman. "Like this dog I met yesterday who did NOT want to walk anymore. She is good!"
Haberman was thanked for playing a part in lifting the mood of a nation: "That dog has no idea how badly we need her right now,' one person wrote.
Another commented: "The internet is a crazy thing. Thanks for sharing, this warmed many hearts."
This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.