New research finds that dogs actually love everyone, and we're bawling crying
Where would we be without dogs? They are simply too pure for this earth.
And just when you thought they couldn't be any more magnificent, we find out something amazing.
A new book, Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You by Dr. Clive Wynne, explores what makes dogs special, not that we don't know.
The book itself focuses not on a dog's intelligence, but their capacity to love fiercely. UGH.
Interestingly, the author claims that there may not actually be a special love between a dog and their owner.
Which kind of goes against everything we've ever known.
Instead, dogs actually just love absolutely everyone. Our hearts.
According to Mr Wynne dogs have "an abnormal willingness to form strong emotional bonds with almost anything that crosses their path."
"And they maintain this throughout life. Above and beyond that they have a willingness and an interest to interact with strangers."
So cute, but also makes us feel a bit sad about our own doggos - who may not love us more than someone else?
Remarkably, he also said that dogs actually have "goodness" bred into their actual DNA.
Wynne found genes in dogs that are associated with "indiscriminate friendliness" in humans, which may suggest that over time people chose friendly dogs, and the breeding actually changed their genomes.
Dogs, we love you more than anything. Thank god you exist.