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Pet Dog Helps Adorable Baby Learn To Crawl (Video)

03/11/2014 10:46 | Updated 20 May 2015

dog helps baby learn to crawl

We've seen some cute videos in our time, here at Parentdish. But danged if this one - which shows a dog helping a baby learn to crawl - doesn't take the biscuit.

Proud dad Don Swift, from Atlanta, Georgia, uploaded the ridiculously adorable video clip of his daughter Harper crawling for the first time - with the help of her best friend, black labrador Savannah.

Lying on the floor just a few feet away from the beloved family pet, Harper is clearly determined to do whatever it takes to get a cuddle from her furry pal. Even if that means reaching a new developmental stage by going mobile.

But any parent can tell you that learning to crawl is no easy feat, and Harper struggles to stay on all-fours, often losing her balance to end up floundering on her belly.

But every time she thinks about giving up, she looks across at the family's labrador Savannah - and her eyes light up, inspiring her to spring back into action and battle on towards her destination.

Savannah does her share, too, gazing steadily at Harper with as much encouragement as a mute animal can possibly give.

And when Harper finally manages to arrive within a paw's distance of her pet, Savannah rewards her by leaning in to plant a proud smacker on her face, clearly as proud of the little girl's achievement as any parent.

D'awww!

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