A video has recently gone viral on Chinese social media showing just about the most randomly adorable thing we’ve seen in some time.
In the footage, a woman walking down the aisle of an airplane spots an unusually furry fellow passenger — a giant Alaskan Malamute that is seated calmly beside its owner. The cloths over the seat headrests indicate that the flight was operated by China Southern Airlines.
Netizens initially expressed their surprise at how the big doggo was allowed to sit up front with the hoomans, leading the airline to explain that properly-certified “working dogs“ are permitted to accompany their owners on international flights. This pup was the passenger’s emotional support dog and the footage was filmed last year.