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Meet Eeyore the dog who helps kids cross the road in Batumi

Georgia, Batumi
January 24, 2020 at 12:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

A dog from Batumi has become an internet sensation after helping a group of children cross a road safely. The pup, who has been nicknamed Eeyore by locals, was filmed again helping children on Thursday.

In the footage the canine can be seen barking at cars and stopping the drivers as the kids are being led over the crosswalk by an adult.

Local citizen Nona Zakareishvili said that she has looked after Eeyore for four years, ever since the dog appeared in the neighbourhood.

“She is very affectionate and she loves children. If she notices that children are crossing a road, she escorts them to the traffic light or she goes to the park with them, and then escorts them back to the building. She doesn’t like drunken people and she is always aggressive to them, but she adores kids,” Zakareishvili explained.

For Zakareishvili, the dog’s name is Eeyore, but some locals call her Whitey because of her white fur, while she is known as Kupati (Spicy Georgian sausage) at the local butcher’s shop.

Another local said that the whole neighbourhood is taking care of the helper dog and that “all the locals of this district are her owners.”

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A dog from Batumi has become an internet sensation after helping a group of children cross a road safely. The pup, who has been nicknamed Eeyore by locals, was filmed again helping children on Thursday.

In the footage the canine can be seen barking at cars and stopping the drivers as the kids are being led over the crosswalk by an adult.

Local citizen Nona Zakareishvili said that she has looked after Eeyore for four years, ever since the dog appeared in the neighbourhood.

“She is very affectionate and she loves children. If she notices that children are crossing a road, she escorts them to the traffic light or she goes to the park with them, and then escorts them back to the building. She doesn’t like drunken people and she is always aggressive to them, but she adores kids,” Zakareishvili explained.

For Zakareishvili, the dog’s name is Eeyore, but some locals call her Whitey because of her white fur, while she is known as Kupati (Spicy Georgian sausage) at the local butcher’s shop.

Another local said that the whole neighbourhood is taking care of the helper dog and that “all the locals of this district are her owners.”

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