Attention, kids who are trying to convince their parents to get a dog: this video might be your secret weapon.
It proves that -- if you're lucky -- sharing your home with a canine companion can involve more than walks, poop pickup and doggy baths. If you treat your four-footed, furry family member well, you may reap special benefits, like mutual back-scratching sessions that are equal parts relaxing and adorable.
We already know that kids can learn life lessons from their pets. Some -- like "trust" or "unconditional love" -- are more abstract; in this case (as the video's YouTube description duly notes), the takeaway -- "You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" -- is 100 percent concrete.
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