A new study in Science led by Takefumi Kikusui, an animal behaviorist at Azabu University in Japan, carried out a series of experiments that examined the impact of the gaze in the dogs and their owners.

They discovered that those puppy dog eyes are even more meaningful than we thought.

“Our data suggest that owner-dog bonding is comparable to human parent-infant bonding,” Kikusui said. “And this is surprising to us because there is not a reproductive relationship between human and dogs, but both of them have acquired similar skills. ”

This short video is narrated through the dogs point of view. It perfectly captures the essence of friendship between a dog and his owner. Moon and Denali have both supported each other through the toughest of times, although “there’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend,” this video captures a heart-wrenching relationship.

This video is a tearjerker. Bring out the tissue box.