After $400, the dog’s only diagnosis was hilariously extreme empathy.
Billy is a sweet Lurcher dog who lives in London with his owner, Russell Jones.
Billy loves Russell more than anything, and Billy proved how deep his love was when Russell got injured.
Since Russell’s leg was in a cast, he had to walk with crutches and had a limp.
And when Billy realized that, he started limping too — but for entirely different reasons.
Russell posted a video of the incident on Facebook with the following caption:
“Cost me £300 in vet fees and X-rays, nothing wrong just sympathy. Love him❤️“
Get this good boy an extra bowl of food!
Billy limps with his human, raising his front left paw as if it really was injured.
It’s super cute to watch knowing he’s doing it all for the love of Russell.
Imitation is really the highest form of flattery.
But it only works if you’re a dog!
Such a compassionate canine.
Bex Brock-Hollinshead commented,
“He’s copying you. That’s brilliant! Though you have my sympathy for the vets bill.”
To be fair, as cute as this Lurcher’s intentions were, that’s cash down the drain.
But hey, hard to get mad when you find out he did it out of pure love for his owner.
Billy got extra treats that day. Plus he’s famous now!
“There are a number of different creatures that imitate others within their own species. People imitate other people. Birds imitate other birds. Non-human primates like monkeys and apes imitate others in their group. But dogs not only imitate other dogs—they copy what we do as well. What’s even crazier is that they have been known to do so even when the imitation doesn’t benefit them,”
Nothing wrong with this dog. He just tried to make things right.
“Experts think that dogs’ tendency to copy us came about through thousands of years of selective breeding and training. Over time, it grew to become a built-in reaction,”
That’s time well spent. Look what we ended up with!
Dogs have evolved to become such pure, loving creatures. They never judge or criticize.
All they know and all they want to do is to give their hearts fully.
Hobble wobble but he’s of no trouble.
Lurchers are known for being silent and calm. They are bred for hunting and are known for being active and intelligent. Billy just showed the world that affectionate intelligence.
He’s got his human to watch and protect so this doggo decided to raise a little awareness for Russell.
How many kisses did Billy get for this stunt?
After Billy went viral for his sympathetic limp, Russell decided to start an Instagram page for the pup to keep his fans updated on his life.
Billy is a sweet dog who clearly has a dad who loves him more than anything. What a cute pair.
Check out the video for yourself below!