Giffnock, Scotland morrisons dog rain umbrella security guard

Security guard Ethan Dearman made a lot of people happy this week (Picture: @MelGracie_/Twitter)

A Morrisons security guard has been hailed as a ‘hero’ after holding up an umbrella over a golden retriever in the rain.

Ethan Dearman won every animal lover’s heart when he made sure the dog was kept dry while its owner was inside a store in Giffnock, Scotland on Sunday morning.

A picture of the heartwarming moment shows the worker dressed in full uniform as he carefully shields the animal.

It was captured by a woman called Mel, who posted the image to Twitter and said: ‘Shout out to this @Morrisons security man keeping this good boy dry.

‘He said ‘well you never know how dogs feel about the rain’.

Her post quickly went viral, with more than 15,000 retweets, 115,000 likes and hundreds of comments from Twitter users who named Ethan a ‘legend’.

One person said ‘I wish every human right now was like this security guard’, while dozens of others demanded Ethan get a pay rise with immediate effect.

Picture: @MelGracie_/ Twitter Morrisons security guard keeps good boy dry while he waits for his owner

An image shows him protecting the golden retriever from the drizzle (Picture: @MelGracie_/Twitter)

Giffnock, Scotland morrisons dog rain umbrella security guard

The heartwarming incident happened in Giffnock, Scotland (Picture: @MelGracie_/Twitter)

Someone on Twitter put: ‘This guy has single handily created more brand value through one innocent act of kindness for another living being than any amount of money ever would have.

‘Actually pretty amazing when you start to think about it, a very deep lesson to be learned.’

News quickly got back to the security guard that he was Twitter’s new favourite person.

Retweeting the picture, Ethan wrote: ‘Looks like I made a lot of people happy today.’

A Morrisons spokeswoman said: ‘It’s going to be a wet week so we’ve issued nine thousand Morrisons umbrellas to keep our customers – and their dogs – dry. It’s good to see that it is already happening in our Giffnock store.’

It comes after the world’s oldest living golden retriever was pictured at her 20th birthday last week.

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