DM – A black Labrador retriever that braved traffic to stay by another dog that was fatally struck by a car has been hailed for its loyalty. A concerned motorist who saw the dogs on a La Puente street in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday morning put down traffic cones to alert other drivers and shot a video of the dogs. The footage released on Saturday showed the female Labrador lying next to a motionless, yellow Labrador as vehicles pass dangerously close to them.The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) said the two-year-old dog, who animal shelter staff and volunteers have named Grace, appears to have been well cared for. But nobody has come forward to claim her, and she does not have a tag or microchip implant, so she is up for adoption.

I almost didn’t post this because it’s so heartbreaking and frankly disturbing to see a dead dog lying in the street. But at the same time it’s touching as hell. Just a sad testament to the loyalty of dogs. This black lab just refusing to abandon her friend despite the fact she’s sitting in traffic and putting her own life in danger. An unfortunate reminder why dogs are the best animals on the planet. The only creatures capable of loving others more than they love themselves. In any event I hope whoever hit this golden watches this video and takes their own life tonight. I know I would if it were me.