Photo of Herman the dog standing over injured mate goes viral

FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

ATLANTA (WZTV) -- An image of a pit bull standing guard over his female companion has gone viral and touched the hearts of hundreds.

Michael Mason was driving on Sylvan Road near Deckner Road in Atlanta when he saw the injured pit bull. Mason snapped a picture of Herman the pit bull standing over his female companion until help arrived.

Herman's companion was seriously injured when she was hit by a car and did not survive the incident.