Dogs are the most loyal companions to humans, but is the reverse of this true? Are humans loyal to their canine companions as well? A teen girl from TikTok has proven that we truly are.
A video recently surfaced on TikTok which showed a 17-year old sprinting towards the bear who was trying to get into her house and attack her dogs. The girl, named Hailey, found the bear on the separation between two homes. The bear has two cubs with her, and as she’s trying to enter the premises, the four dogs living in the house catch sight of her.
As they instinctively start backing at her and try to scare the mama-bear off, they get faced with a long swing, which barely misses them. When the small Yorkshire terrier tries to get back at the bear, he’s in for a bad ride.
As the Yorkshire is pinned to the wall and it seems like his end is really near, the girl comes rushing from inside the house and pushes the bear away. She had no concern for her life, and as she demonstrated force against the bear, the mama-bear ran for dear life.
Hailey’s cousin Brenda took to TikTok to show off her courageous actions that day. Later, Hailey comes forward to talk about how she was led to protect her babies from a giant bear.
Hi I’m the person who fought off a bear to protect my kids. Okay, I want to preface this: I live in the mountains, so this is actually like really normal, and it’s summer so they like always come now. So this like is our garden back yard area, and they were there, and they start barking, our dogs, and I thought they were just barking at a dog, ’cause they always bark at dogs or squirrels or whatever, ’cause they’re dumb. But I go to tell them to stop, you know? And when I go over there to see what they’re barking at, I’m like: ‘That’s a funny looking dog.’
As she explains that for a moment she confused the bear for a dog, the potential bashing that her Yorkshire was about to receive from the bear made her run towards to bear to protect the kids.
And by the time I get there, the bear is literally picking up one of my dogs. This dog — her name is Valentina, she is the baby. And as her slave, I have to protect her. So I go over to the bear, I look it in the eyes, and the first thing I think to do is push it. Push a bear. Push an apex predator, man. And to be honest I don’t think I like I pushed her that hard… I just pushed her enough to make her like loose her balance? So she drops my dog and I RUN outta there. I grab my other dog, I sprain my finger, and scrape my knee. But we’re all okay. We’re all weird.
The TikTok video has gone viral on the platform, while making many rounds on Twitter and Facebook as well. The TikTok itself has received more than 35 million views in a mere 14 hours.[Via]