Puppy ‘waves to himself’ after seeing his reflection for the first time

Adorable footage of a German shepherd puppy appearing to wave at himself has melted the hearts of the internet.

The heartwarming footage shared by owner Ella Williams shows the dog sitting down in front of a mirror, having just noticed his reflection.

After a few seconds of staring at his other “self”, the pooch lifts up his paw and appears to start waving at his reflection.

Ella’s video has been seen a staggering 6.9 million times since surfacing on TikTok earlier this year.

“Soooo my puppy noticed himself in the mirror today and it’s the cutest thing ever so I thought I’d share,” she wrote in the caption.

And thousands of people flooded the comments section in amazement at the pooch’s cute reaction.

“Omg he’s waving ‘hi’ to himself,” one wrote.

Another commented: “He said ‘hi’ to himself.”

A third joked: “Allow myself to introduce… myself.”

Someone else agreed, saying: “He literally waved at himself.”

And a fifth added: “This is amazing. Self recognition is not common in animals. He’s amazingly smart already.”

It is not the first time a German shepherd has become an internet sensation.

Last month, a pooch was seen looking far from impressed after his owner brought back a new puppy.

And another dog left viewers howling with his reaction to his owner stopping stroking him.

Meanwhile, one pooch was left absolutely terrified after coming across an “army” of corgis on his daily walk.

Owner Ms Wang said: "Ever since she was a puppy, I always taught her to not be hostile towards others.

"I thought the Corgis were really cute.

"I was glad to see that Happy did not attack them and kept trying to avoid them."

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