A loving stray dog has been filmed “blessing” worshippers at a temple by shaking their hands when they leave.

The impossibly cute footage shows the pooch perched on a ledge by the entrance to a temple in Maharashtra, India.

As each person steps out, the dog holds out its paw waiting to shake the worshippers’ hands.

At one point, a man even bows down to the pooch and the animal duly obliges by placing its paw on his head.

Arun Limadia shared two videos of the cute dog to Facebook last week and they have quickly gone viral.

“You are blessed by a beautiful angel,” one wrote.

The dog 'blessing' worshippers at a temple
The dog 'blessing' worshippers at a temple

Another commented: “Don’t know how many times I have watched this.”

“Animals are a million times better than humans,” a third viewer said.

And a fourth added: “This is beautiful to see, so precious.”

Behind the camera, Arun can be heard bursting into hysterics at what he is seeing.

In other doggie news, a pet owner was left furious after a groomer left her Pomeranian looking like she had a huge head after her haircut.

The pooch even shook people's hands
The pooch even shook people's hands

Owner Henny has also been left furious that the poor dog is now permanently cold and has tow ear two layers of clothes before being allowed outside the house.

She claimed her and her husband still had to pay the groomer $100 (£56) for the service.

Meanwhile, a rescue puppy has melted the internet with its adorable reaction to being stroked.

And dramatic footage recently surfaced of a hero runner smashing through ice to save a drowning dog trapped in a frozen lake.