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Ethan Dearman didn’t mind a little rain if it meant keeping a dog dry.
Dearman, the security guard at a Morrisons grocery store in Giffnock, Scotland, was spotted sharing his umbrella with a dog who was left outside.
“I’m used to the rain myself,” he told Insider. The 23-year-old has worked at Morrisons for two months. When it started raining, he grabbed one of the store’s extra umbrellas for Freddie, the dog who was patiently waiting for his owner to arrive.
“I try to keep an eye out for dogs,” Dearman said. He told Insider that this wasn’t the first time he’s held an umbrella for a dog. A day before the viral incident, he was helping a husky stay out of the rain.
A Twitter user caught the sweet interaction and shared the image online, where it quickly went viral, having over 150,000 likes at the time of writing.
With thousands of retweets and responses, people have called the security guard a “hero” and “legend.” Others called for him to receive a pay raise.
The owner of the dog, David Cherry, later posted on Twitter, saying that the security guard was kind for protecting Freddie from the rain.
“Our dog Freddie has went viral after kind security man put up his umbrella for Freddie when it started raining at the Morrisons near my parents house,” Cherry wrote. “Good community vibes. People looking out for each other. He’s always nice to my Dad and brother, it’s nice to hear nice things.”
Dearman responded to all the retweets and comments, writing: “Looks like I made a lot of people happy today.”
He told Insider the response has been overwhelming.
“It allows me to cross one thing off my bucket list: becoming famous for doing something good,” Dearman said.