A loyal dog in China has waited on a bridge for four days after watching its owner committing suicide, according to reports.

Heart-breaking images show the faithful pet sitting on the pavement of Yangtze Bridge in Wuhan, where its owner reportedly took their life.

Its devotion has touched the hearts of thousands of people after pictures of the pooch were uploaded to social media.

The photos were initially taken by a resident, known by his surname Xu after he saw the pet dog waiting on the bridge.

Du Fan, director of Wuhan Small Animal Protection Association, saw Mr. Xu’s post and started to look for the animal with local volunteers.