A German Shepherd dog intervened when a girl was playing with a ball which fell in a river and as she bent down to collect the ball, the dog ran towards her.
The Shepherd dog started pulling her by the dress until she fell backwards, while at the same time the dog jumped into the water to bring the ball.
The video footage does not show where the dog returned the ball – whether to the girl or someone else who threw it. Therefore, it is not clear if the dog was protecting the girl or simply participating in a ‘fetch the ball’ game.
It is neither clear where and when the footage was filmed, although it was transmitted on an Asian station.
Despite all the doubts of the act, the video achieved great popularity on the social media, with over five million viewers in seven days.