After seeing his little human brother in the throes of a crying fit, Daizu the chihuahua has the sweetest response. Rather than run away and hide from the wailing, the pup instead moves closer — offering the baby something every dog holds especially dear: a treat.

Not once. Not twice. But three times, before settling in by the baby’s side.

If this pup seems surprisingly charitable with his food and affection, it might be because he knows better than most what it feels like to have sadness ignored.

According to the video’s uploader, YouTube user metabodaizu, Daizu was rescued after spending the first few years of his life with a neglectful dog breeder. It was there, perhaps, that he learned the importance of being kind, as that was a gesture not shown to him.

And kindness is now a legacy he’s happily passing on.