Many consider Mufasa’s tragic death in the Disney classic “The Lion King” to be among the saddest moments in cinematic history. One four-month-old pit bull, named Luna, seems to agree.
When Josh Myers and Hannah Huddleston of Chattanooga, Tennessee watched the film with Luna, the pup played with her toys until she saw the tragic scene. Then, in a moving display of human-like emotion, Luna cried out and looked visibly distraught.
Myers caught the touching moment on camera and posted the video to Facebook. In the caption, he wrote: “To see her crying at the TV was the sweetest thing I think I’ve ever seen. She even lays down right after Simba lays with his dad … We don’t deserve dogs.”
The video has since gone viral and garnered nearly six million views. Luna’s tearful reaction to the heartbreaking scene reminds us that dogs are just like us, and feel empathy in a very real way.