If you've been hiking around Malaysia long enough, you might have met small 'jungle tour guides' who sometimes make an appearance
They don't talk much. Can be pretty stealthy. Usually know the grounds extremely well, and most times, they're more fit than you.
The best part is that these 'tour guides' are just offering a free service. But if you'd like to repay their kindness, they do accept tips... in the form of snacks.
While hiking recently, a group of Malaysians noticed that one of these 'jungle tour guides' suddenly showed up to look after them
In a TikTok on Tuesday, 12 October, content creator @khairulaming detailed the cutest story of how he and his friends went hiking and met with the unexpected guest along the way.
After offering it some biscuits, the group continued their hike but noticed that the extra 'floofy' member didn't leave their side.
In fact, wherever they went, the dog – who they named 'Pali' – was there with them, always a step ahead to ensure that there were no wild animals in the area and the path was safe
After doing inspections, Pali would turn and trot back to the group to teman them whenever they stopped to rest, he added.
Touched by Pali's kindness, the hikers made sure that their newfound tour guide was well-fed throughout the 12km hike.
Once they reached a stream, the team rewarded Pali with snacks like a sandwich (obviously avoiding giving it chocolate as it can harm dogs).
The group decided to swim for a bit at the stream, and while doing so, Pali was seen diligently watching over them from the side
It then continued its duties to jaga them by accompanying them all the way back to their cars.
Grateful for their little adventurer, Khairul shared that they held a mini photoshoot with their furry tour guide and thanked Pali for joining them