Caring veterinarian eats meals in cage with scared, starving pit bull in viral video

As a way to encourage a starving stray dog to eat, a caring veterinarian gets inside the dog's cage, and eats breakfast with her.

The dog was in bad shape, starving, hypothermic and anemic, when she was picked up on a dirt road near Athens, Georgia.

Gracie, named after her gray color, was taken to a vet where she received the medical care she needed.

But there was still one problem. She wouldn't eat because of her fear of humans.

That's when the vet decided to eat next to Gracie, and it appears to be working. She's now got a healthy appetite, but still has a long way to go on her road to recovery.

The video has now been viewed on Facebook more than 6 million times.