Dogs really are man’s best friend

Posted on: 7:35 am, September 9, 2012, by , updated on: 10:49am, September 9, 2012

(WTVR) – We’ve always known dogs are a mans best friend, now one study backs up the claim.

The study from Goldsmith’s University in London looked at how dogs reacted to humans in distress… the results?

Dogs expressed empathic behavior towards people who seemed upset by approaching them more often than people who were not in distress.

The majority of the dogs in the study responded to the human crying in a submissive way, as if to show empathy or comfort.