This is the heart-warming moment a vet climbs into a cage to comfort a scared dog – even eating breakfast with her.
Graycie had been taken in by the Granite Hills Animal Care in Elberton, Georgia, after being found abandoned miles from home.
And while she was understandably perturbed by her new surroundings, a little love and affection from Dr Andy Mathis at the center soon put her at ease.
Dr Mathis climbed into the cage to help his new arrival acclimatize to her new surroundings, including the animals and humans wandering around outside her cage.
In the video, which has received almost 85,000 shares from the Granite Hills Facebook page, Dr Mathis sets down breakfast for the once-abandoned pooch and then begins to eat his own alongside her — and soon Graycie is looking happier and more comfortable than she has in a long time.
The video opens with Mathis already sitting in the cage, and Graycie backed into a corner. The animal watches, seemingly wary and confused, as Mathis clears a little space and sets a bowl of food down in front of her.
But even as Mathis tucks into his food, Graycie seems unsure of whether to eat, so the good doctor puts down his own breakfast and offers a handful to the pup.
Soon Graycie and Mathis are both eating with gusto, while a cat and another dog, seemingly wandering freely around the room, wander by to take a peek at the new arrival.
By the end of the video, a sated Graycie is allowing Mathis to pet her, and even licks his fingers.