A viral video has melted hearts after a man was filmed taking a rainy-day stroll with his puppy in New York City—and adorably shielding his puppy with an umbrella.

Posted by @daniellehendrickss on TikTok, the video has gained over 6 million views.

In the footage, the man and his small golden retriever puppy are walking the rain-drenched streets as he held an umbrella protectively over the dog.

While some dogs love water in all forms, others are known to hate getting wet, which can make rainy days a bit of a challenge.

Thankfully there are plenty of options for helping out dogs that don’t like the rain—and you don’t necessarily need to give up your umbrella either.

Dog raincoats and waterproof gear for pets are a great way to protect your pup from the rain, while positive reinforcement can encourage your dog to go outside even if the weather isn’t ideal.

The gesture tugged at the hearts of people online who instantly fell for the dog walker.

The caption alongside the video read: “to the boy walking in the West Village, I’m free Monday if you are.”

While the text overlay jokingly pleaded for the return of the “lost” man and his dog.

In a series of comments on the viral video, it was proven that the video poster wasn’t the only one who felt that way.

“I need to stop falling in love with strangers on the internet,” Helen Mae said.

While BabyPineapples empathized with the owner: “Anyone that’s had a dog that refuses to potty in the rain understands this level of commitment.”

Others were delighted by how happy the dog looked thanks to his owner’s actions: “The dog looks so happy,” said viewer liz katerina.

But the internet’s hopes for romance were dashed when it was revealed that the man in the video already had a girlfriend. The golden retriever, affectionately named Millie, has her own social media account @millieinthecity_ on Instagram.

Run by the couple that own her, the account featuring the puppy that only arrived home two weeks ago already has over 1,000 followers.

On their account they even shared a video of Millie herself reacting to her new viral fame on TikTok and Owen—the man in the video—told their new followers a little bit more about Millie.

“This is Millie girl,” he said in a recent video. “And she gets the princess treatment all day every day.”

“I just want to say thank you so much to everyone for all the kind words,” he added.

Newsweek reached out to @millieinthecity_ via Instagram and @daniellehendrickss via email for comment.

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A file photo of a Golden Retriever dog holding an umbrella. The internet is obsessed with a man who gave up his umbrella for his puppy on a walk.

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