- Publish Date
- Thursday, 4 August 2016, 10:50AM
A video of the special bond between a Te Puke postie and a German Shepherd puppy has amassed more than half a million views.
Usually, stories about dogs and posties are of the more toothy kind, but in this case, 9-month-old puppy Kyza has become close friends with his local postie Steve Hennum.
Every day, the pup greets Mr Hennum at the gate and jumps up to get a friendly rub from his buddy.
Kyza's owner Michael Collins, who is off work after surgery, witnessed the bond between the two and decided to film one of their daily greetings.
He posted the video on his Facebook page on Monday lunchtime and by 4pm yesterday, the original video had been seen by 560,000 people. It has also amassed thousands of views on other sites.
"We've noticed for a while that every time the mail man comes down the road, mail or not, he will stop and give Kyza a pat. I thought I'd give him credit, there's so much on the news about bad dogs and the whole stereotype of posties and dogs are challenged in this video," Mr Collins said.