Dogs are the best, and it turns out they’re great at empathizing. According to Elite Daily,
A study published this week in the journal Animal Cognition finds dogs are just as likely to catch feelings from humans as they are from other dogs. When dog participants heard emotional sounds, coming from either a human or a dog, they would get up and approach the researcher playfully, or look over repeatedly at their owner. Interestingly enough, the researchers also found there was a marked ability in the dogs to be able to distinguish between the happy sounds and the sad ones.
That’s pretty frinkin’ amazing!