WATCH: Brave man smashes through icy river to save drowning dog

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Love for Man's best friend knows no bounds.

This video that was posted on The Weather Channel's Facebook page has garnered over 8.7 million views and about 190,000 likes since it was posted last Friday.

Watch the dramatic footage of a man smashing his way through ice to get to a drowning dog.

Thought to be filmed in Russia, this shirtless hero has been the talk of pet-lovers on the Internet since this video was published last week.

He is seen using his forearms to smash the ice in front of him to make his way slowly to the dog.

When he finally gets to the animal, he hugs it to his chest before plodding slowly back to land.

Source: The Weather Channel Facebook, YouTube

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