Heartbreaking moment dog tries to wake dead friend

This is the heartbreaking moment a grieving dog tries to wake its best friend while it was being buried.

The brown Aspin dog named Hoo-tang saw its 10-year-old pal covered in linen as it lay at the bottom of the grave in Samut Sakhon, central Thailand.

The beloved pet, Boon-ma, had died of old age the day before and its family buried it in the garden. But two-year-old Hoo-tang was unaware that its companion had passed away and pawed at the side of the grave to try and dig it out.

Family burst into tears

Footage shows how the devastated dog desperately pawed the body and tried to wake it, even after the earth had been laid over the pooch.

Pet owner Jitsamorn Senaj, 40, said she and her family burst into tears when they saw what the loyal dog was doing to try to reach the body.

She said Boon-maa "was found dead in the early morning and Hoo-tang was barking, pawing, and removing the blanket from her body," adding: "She was trying very hard to wake her up all the time. 'Even though Boon-maa was much older, they liked to run around and were very close. She must be devastated.''