On January 28, Miss Universe Pia Wutzbach quietly broke security protocol to make a new friend. She took time out of her busy schedule to get to know a Labrador bomb-detecting dog at the hotel where she was staying.
Wurtzbach was photographed petting and talking to a yellow Labrador at the entrance of the hotel.
The beauty queen, who wishes to raise awareness about HIV in the Philippines, is believed to have gone to courtesy calls in various government offices in Manila before the photographs were taken.
Wurtzbach is a well-known dog lover and is a doting furmom to a Chihuahua named Prada.
Fans and dog lovers loved the gesture. Within hours the images went viral.