Dr. Andy Mathis has been treating Graycie, who was abandoned on a dirt road two weeks ago starving and dehydrated.
The dog was unable to eat around people due to the trauma she had suffered, so Mathis sat by her until she felt brave enough.
“She's been eating for the past two days, but not so comfortably, unless I leave the room, so today I decided to sit in the cage with her,” Mathis, who works at Granite Hills Animal Care in Elberton,
Now, his video has been watched more than 7 million times and shared more than 95,000 times.
In the video, Mathis feeds Graycie with his hand, until she slowly crawls forward and begins eating alongside him.
Mathis said he originally believed he would have to euthanize Graycie after she was discovered in “bad shape” on Jan. 29.
His friends advised him to try to save the dog while she still had a will to live — and Graycie soon responded to his care and kindness.