This is the adorable moment a dog rescues a little girl from ocean waves after thinking she’s in trouble of being washed away.
Matyas was swimming in the ocean near Gouville-sur-Mer, France, with his owner’s granddaughter when a small ripple crashed over her.
Deciding it was too dangerous for the little one to continue her leisurely swim, the pooch gently grabbed hold of her shirt with his teeth and dragged her towards the beach.
The youngster found this highly amusing and let out pearls of laughter as she was guided towards safety.
Eventually Matyas determined that the little girl was a safe enough distance away from the unpredictable ocean and lets up on his grip.
The footage was shared online and had over 1million views. It was filmed on August 3, 2018.
Social media users were quick to comment on the heartwarming clip.
One wrote: ‘Nice to have such a smart dog around… he watches that little girl better than many adults would.’
Another said: ‘He’s doing his job protecting her. Good doggy’
Others added: ‘That was great to watch the little girl’s laughter was so joyful to listen too, and the dog is absolutely special and wonderful beautiful video.’
There was large debate online as to the breed of the dog with many suggesting Matyas to be either a Sarplaninac, a Leonberger, a Keeshond, or a Newfoundland dog.
It is currently unclear as to what breed the pooch is.
SOURCE: DailyMail, by JESSICA GREEN