Dogs Stand Guard While Their Drunk Owner Naps in the Street

Dogs. They’re man’s best friend, wanting nothing more than the sweet companionship of their owners, the occasional ear scratch or belly rub, and maybe a bone every now and then. In return, they’ll remain by your side, even after all of your human friends have written you off as a helpless drunk.

The video clip above, filmed in an unspecified location in Brazil, proves just how loyal our canine companions can be, even for folks who possess such a woefully inadequate instinct towards self-preservation.

For several minutes, the dogs risk life and limbs to remain by their master’s side as he snoozes away, either unaware or unconcerned with the fact that he’s doing so in the middle of the road. Even when passersby approach the presumably drunken man to help him up, the dogs drive them off — perhaps adhering to the old adage “Let sleeping drunks lie.”