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Adorable moment toddler bursts into fit of the giggles as his excitable pet dog licks him

This is the adorable moment a toddler and his dog play together on a sofa, sending the little boy into a fit of the giggles.

The pair from Sidney Street, Cambridge are seen hugging before the excitable dog starts to try to lick his face.  

Footage shows the young boy struggling to get past the dog as the excitable pooch nudges him back and tries to lick him.

A toddler and a dog from Sidney Street, Cambridge were filmed playing together on a sofa sending the little boy into fits of giggles. Footage shows the pair hugging before the young boy tries to get past the dog when the excitable pooch nudges him back

In the clip, the toddler cannot control his laughter as he plays with the brown dog, who is much bigger than the little boy.

However, despite his size, the boy is not one bit afraid as the gentle dog tries to smother him with affection.

The boy wriggles around in fits of giggles as the dog attempts to lick his face and then eventually plays dead - lying on its back.

The boy wriggles around in fits of giggles as the dog attempts to lick his face. The adorable moment was captured on video on December 5

The adorable moment between the pair was captured on video on December 5, and later uploaded online.

Dogs often lick people to show affection, to get our attention, or sometimes to taste salt on our skin.  

According to Animal Friends Insurance, when dogs lick, pleasurable endorphins are released into their blood which makes them feel calm and comforted, as they were licked by their mother as a puppy.

Therefore, it’s their natural instinct to lick things to show their love. 

It's also possible that dogs lick humans because we have tiny salt or food particles on our skin that taste good to them.

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