Photo of Dog Hugging Owner Goes Viral

The photo of a pit bull and his owner has been shared more than 46,000 times

A dog pictured hugging his owner has melted the hearts of people on social media.

Jamie Holt posted the photos on Facebook on Feb. 6 and since then the post has been shared more than 46,000 times.

In the pictures, a pit bull named Russ is seen hugging Holt’s niece.

Holt, who volunteers at an animal shelter, says Russ was recently adopted by her niece in Philadelphia.

The owner said she instantly fell in love with the pup and had to bring him home.

Holt hopes these photos will inspire others to adopt rescue dogs.

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