As dog owners, we often project human characteristics and emotions onto our canine companions. This video seems to prove that perhaps there may be some truth to that as this dog appears to carefully and respectfully bury another animal.

Some will argue the dog is simply acting upon instinct as it would if it were burying a bone. What's made this video so interesting and sparked a debate over dogs' emotions is how seemingly gentle this dog buries the puppy.

An article in Latinos Post outlines various scientific studies that have proven dogs have the ability to show empathy. With that in mind, it's nice to think this is truly a moment of genuine compassion.