In the video, a police officer (and K-9 trainer) falls to the ground and pretends to lose consciousness during a training exercise. That's when the tiny black dog leaps into action.
Poncho the police dog scampers over and appears to perform chest compressions on his human trainer. He jumps up and down on the human's chest, using his front paws to "revive" him. The dog even checks whether the man is breathing by flopping down near his face. The dog even has a flashing police light on his back.
A few moments later, the police officer sits up, and gives the dog a well-earned treat as a reward for his "life-saving" skills.
Watch the heartwarming video:
"Heroica" actuacin de nuestro #Compaerosde4Patas Poncho, que no dud ni un instante en "salvar la vida" del agente, practicando la #RCP de una manera magistral.— Polica de Madrid (@policiademadrid) June 22, 2018
El perro es el nico ser en el mundo que te amar ms de lo que se ama a s mismo- John Billings#Adoptapic.twitter.com/yeoEwPkbRc
Madrid Police's tweet ends with a quote from Josh Billings: "The dog is the only being in the world that will love you more than you love yourself."
"Very, very impressive," tweeted one person.
"As much as I love seeing a dog giving CPR, does this actually work? I know it says experimental. But is this a viable option?" wondered another. "Probably not the best, but if someone is alone the little pressure they are putting could do something until someone else comes," replied a Twitter user.
But mostly, the Internet loves Poncho, the police dog. "I'm crying watching a police dog trying to give CPR and checking the owner's breathing. Dogs are the best," wrote a Twitter user. Click for more trending news