A dog has been caught weeping after watching an emotional scene from the Disney classic, The Lion King.
The chug, which is a mix of a pug and a chihuahua, was watching the movie with its owner, YouTube user SMPULLEN, when it started to whine and cry because of Mufasa’s death.
For those of you who haven’t seen The Lion King, Mufasa is the father to the future king, Simba. When Simba is in his youth, he witnesses his uncle and Mufasa’s brother, Scar, throw his kin into a gorge of stampeding wildebeest, which kills him.
After watching the ordeal with her dog, SMPULLEN, uploaded a video with the caption, “My 3yr old chug (puh/chihuahua mix) loves watching tv. This time she started whining while watching The Lion King.”
It would appear that the canine became all teary when Simba discovers his father’s body at the bottom of the gorge.
The dog starts to whine as as Hans Zimmer’s score builds and Simba says to his dad’s corpse, “Dad? Dad, come on. Dad, get up. Dad, we’ve got to go home.”
Simba then brushes his father’s lifeless remains in the same loveable and endearing manner that a dog does when looking for affection. This makes the chug moan even more, as it clearly resonates with him on a doggy level.
You can then see the dog’s eyes gather moisture as Simba then screams, “Help! Somebody … anybody,” and looks around the dusty gorge for assistance. The dog then looks at the camera as its owner remarks, “It’s so sad,” and gives her pet a patronising “aw.”
However, the chug then returns to scratching and, presumably, licking itself in order to recover. The video has so father gathered just under 100,000 views and fellow users have started to comment on the clip, with LazyBazooka remarking, “I react the same way every time I watch it.”
You can watch the dog crying below.
Do you get emotional when you watch The Lion King?