Ethan Dearman didn't mind a little rain if it meant keeping a dog dry.
Dearman, the security guard at a Morrisons grocery store in Giffnock, Scotland, was spotted sharing his umbrella with a dog who was left outside.
"I'm used to the rain myself," he told Insider. The 23-year-old has worked at Morrisons for two months. When it started raining, he grabbed one of the store's extra umbrellas for Freddie, the dog who was patiently waiting for his owner to arrive.
"I try to keep an eye out for dogs," Dearman said. He told Insider that this wasn't the first time he's held an umbrella for a dog. A day before the viral incident, he was helping a husky stay out of the rain.
A Twitter user caught the sweet interaction and shared the image online, where it quickly went viral, having over 150,000 likes at the time of writing.
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