A brave dog has risked his own life to save his injured girlfriend after she was unable to move from a railway track.
Panda, the male pooch, stayed with Lucy for two days determined not to leave her alone.
Trains passed above their heads but Panda ensured that his wounded friend, lowered her head to remain safe.
If locals in Uzhgorod, Ukraine came too close, then Panda barked to scare them away.
For two days the dogs were on the railway tracks, dicing with death as Lucy was too injured to move.
It is unclear if she was injured after being hit by a train crossing the track.
Denis Malafeyev, who posted a video on the animals, said: “It’s such a touching story.
“I got a phone call from a friend who said that there were two dogs lying on the railway track near Tseglovka village for two days.
“When we arrived, it turned out that one of the dogs, the female, was injured and couldn’t move.
“But the male dog was protecting her from us.
“I saw a train approaching – and felt sick.
“The male dog heard the sound of the approaching train, came close to the female dog and laid down next to her.
“Both of them pushed their heads towards the ground, and let the train pass.
“The male dog was doing this for two days in a row.
“I don’t know what to call this: instinct, love, friendship, loyalty?
“One thing I know for sure, not all the people would do the same as this.”
Later he revealed that the dogs had been removed from the track.
“Just to relieve the stress, the dogs are safe and sound.
“They have had medical assistance.”
Lucy had “no fractures” but severe bruises.
The owners of the dogs were found, he said, and the pair had been returned to them.