Pawfect greeting! Little dog waves at shoppers visiting a supermarket in Brazil
This is the adorable moment a friendly dog raised its paw and waved at shoppers visiting a supermarket in Brasilië.
Footage captured in Catanduva, Sao Paulo, shows the pooch patiently sitting outside the store and greeting customers as they enter or exit.
The dog eagerly waits for people to approach before raising its paw and waving it in their direction.
The friendly dog raises its paw and waves at shoppers outside a supermarket in Catanduva, Sao Paulo, Brasilië
The canine patiently waits for customers to enter or exit the store before offering them a wave
Some shoppers stop to give the dog a gentle stroke on the head.
The filmer told Viral Hog: ‘I filmed a little dog waving goodbye to everybody exiting the supermarket.’
Following the heartwarming scenes, viewers took to social media users to praise the dog.
Een het geskryf: ‘I absolutely cannot handle this I’m nearly crying right now.’
Nog een het bygevoeg: ‘Aw bless how bloody rad (sic) are dogs.’
'N Derde het gesê: ‘We don’t deserve dogs.’
Meanwhile another viewer joked: ‘He needs to get paid!’
The dog offers a wave in the direction of a shopper before she offers the dog a gently stroke
Customers watch in awe as the little dog greets them outside the store in Brazil
Social media users shared their praise for the canine, with some saying he ‘needs to get paid’
Volgens kenners, a dog’s paw lift can be a signal of anticipation, curiosity or uncertainty about a situation.
Canines may attempt to lift their paws and wave if they anticipate a treat may be given or that something good may follow the gesture.
In some circumstances the gesture may also be accompanied by a tail wag and could be a sign that the dog wishes to attract the attention of others.
Die lifting of a front paw can also be a sign of stress, fear or uncertainty about a situation and can be used by dogs if they feel insecure or threatened.