The ability of dogs to empathize with people has long been known, but this puppy is especially tuned in to her small human pal.

In an endearing verbal competition, a golden retriever and his owner’s toddler were captured on camera at their Leesport, Pennsylvania, home.

Ashley Buch recorded Riley, a golden retriever, quietly wailing along as Brady, a nine-month-old baby, cried. Every time the dog howls, the young boy pauses to take a closer look at the animal.

With the caption “When the baby cries, the dog screams to let us know in case we couldn’t hear him,” Buch posted the hilarious video to her TikTok account. Credit: Ashley Buch via Storyful

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The ability of dogs to empathize with people has long been known, but this puppy is especially tuned in to her small human pal.

Abandon nannies. Leave child psychologists out of it. Forget everything you’ve ever read about parenting. It only goes to show that when you raise the correct kind of fur baby, the emotional needs of your human baby won’t ever be disregarded.