A stray dog has appointed itself the job of helping young school children cross the road safely – and even barks furiously at cars which ignore the crossing.

The animal then patrols up and down the pedestrian crossing, putting itself between the traffic and the children to keep them safe.

When a waiting van begins to edge forward, the dog begins to bark and stands in front of it so it can’t continue, waiting for every child to have completely cleared the crossing before stepping aside.

The footage was captured in the city of Batumi, Georgia, by Bega Tsinadze who said the dog lives in the neighbourhood and is affectionately known as Kursha, as reported by ITV.

It’s had more than four million views on Twitter since it was shared by positive news account Goodable, with the caption: “In Georgia, there’s a stray dog who’s made it his job to protect this kindergarten class — so they can cross the street safely.

“He shows up for work everyday. He even cusses out the cars that don’t stop.”

It racked up thousands of likes and retweets, as one commented to say: “Omg how can this wonderful dog not have a home.”

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