Adorable video of puppy praying goes viral

And they say animals don't go to heaven!

A video that shows a puppy bowing to pray before tucking into his dinner has gone viral with more than 65,000 views on YouTube and 5,000 likes on Instagram.

The clip was posted by owner Chris Credendino and shows Kahlua, an 11-week-old yellow Labrador, pausing to pray before his meal.

"Let's pray," Credendino, from Atlanta, Georgia, says in the clip after placing the food in front of Kahlua.

The obedient Lab lies down and bows his head for the thanksgiving.

"Lord we ask that you bless this food and nurture it to our bodies," Credendino prays.

"We are very grateful and appreciative for everything we have. Thank you Lord for everything. In Jesus name we pray. Amen."

Kahlua pauses to pray before his meal, even though his food is directly in front of himKuddly Kahlua / Instagram

The moment Credendino says the word "Amen", the puppy jumps to his feet and tucks into his food.

The clip ends with Credendino congratulating his young canine friend, as the adorable Andrex-style puppy gets on with his lunch.

Kahlua has his own Twitter feed as well as Instagram account and has amassed a significant following since his rise to fame. According to his Instagram profile his nickname is "'Curly' because of my cute curled up ear".