Footage shows pets’ heartwarming bond with 78-year-old next-door neighbor in Wisconsin [Video]


Dogs’ best friend! Footage shows pets’ heartwarming bond with 78-year-old next-door neighbor as they play games together over backyard fence

  • Amanda Lin from Janesville, Wisconsin created a video of her dogs and neighbor
  • Her elderly neighbor, Joe, 78, throws treats over the fence for dogs Lex and Kent
  • With over two million views, users are calling Joe the dogs’ ‘adopted grandpa’










A dog owner has charted her dogs’ growing bond with their elderly neighbor in adorable footage.

Police officer Amanda Lin, from Janesville, Wisconsin, posted a video on TikTok that compiled several touching moments between her two dogs and her 78-year-old neighbor, Joe.  

Miss Lin said: ‘My boyfriend has lived next to Joe for 8 years. I moved in with the dogs a year and a half ago, and they loved Joe from the beginning.’

The footage starts off with Joe in the snow as he gives the two dogs, Lex, a Basset Hound, Pitbull and Husky mix, and Kent, Doberman, Pitbull and Rottweiler mix, a loving stroke to their heads.

Elderly neighbor Joe is seen giving the two dogs, Lex, left, and Kent, right, lots of love and affection, even in the snowy weather at his home in Janesville, Wisconsin

Elderly neighbor Joe is seen giving the two dogs, Lex, left, and Kent, right, lots of love and affection, even in the snowy weather at his home in Janesville, Wisconsin

Joe, 78, has been neighbors to the dogs for a year-and-a-half and have loved each other 'from the very beginning', and the video features clips taken over that period

 Joe, 78, has been neighbors to the dogs for a year-and-a-half and have loved each other ‘from the very beginning’, and the video features clips taken over that period

Amanda Lin's video has racked up a staggering two million views and nearly 360,000 likes on TikTok

Amanda Lin’s video has racked up a staggering two million views and nearly 360,000 likes on TikTok

Another clip of Joe throwing two treats in different directions simultaneously sees the two dogs jump up to nab their treats mid-air.

The dogs can then be seen running along their side of the fence next to Joe as he wheels a wheelbarrow up his yard.

Other scenes show the dog chasing after treats as he throws them into the yard and greeting him at the fence for more strokes. 

He also throws the dogs treats from his side of the fence to theirs

He also throws the dogs treats from his side of the fence to theirs

Users on TikTok are calling Joe the dogs' 'adopted grandpa', and that he is 'one in a million'

Users on TikTok are calling Joe the dogs’ ‘adopted grandpa’, and that he is ‘one in a million’

Ready: Neighbor Joe waits until dogs Lex and Kent (left and right) are sat before throwing their treats

Game time: Joe throws over treats to the pair, Lex and Kent, at the same time, making them both leap up in the air for their food

Go! The dogs jump up simultaneously as Joe throws the treats to them at the same time

Go! The dogs jump up simultaneously as Joe throws the treats to them at the same time

Miss Lin’s video has racked up a staggering two million views and nearly 360,000 likes on TikTok. 

One viewer commented: ‘Joe 100% doesn’t have a dog but still puts treats and kibble on the grocery list.’

Another joked: ‘Why are JOE’s dogs on your side of the fence?’

The duo wearing matching personalized Halloween neck ties

The duo wearing matching personalized Halloween neck ties

The dark haired dog, left, is two-year-old Lex, a Pitbull, Husky and Basset Hound mix, while the brown dog, five-year-old Kent, right, is a Boxer, American Bully and Boxer mix

The dark haired dog, left, is two-year-old Lex, a Pitbull, Husky and Basset Hound mix, while the brown dog, five-year-old Kent, right, is a Boxer, American Bully and Boxer mix

Someone added: ‘The dogs adopted him, he is now their grandpa.’

Someone said: ‘That’s the highlight of that man’s day’, to which Miss Lin who posted the video, replied: ‘Highlight of the boys’ day too!’

The dogs, two-year-old Lex and five-year-old Kent, were adopted by Miss Lin as puppies.

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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

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