Dogs have long been known as man’s best friends because of their emotional attachment to their caregivers. Another brief yet memorable instance that vividly showcases this remarkable chemistry between dogs and humans was caught on camera recently. A video showing a stranger feeding a famished stray dog went viral as the dog appeared to tear up at the kind gesture.
A passer-by noticed a stray dog wandering around in a park in Jinzhong, a city in China. What caught the passer-by’s attention was that the dog was standing using its two back legs holding the front paws together. As the footage shows, the dog was clearly begging for some food. When the stranger started walking towards him, the dog’s eyes teared up. The stranger, who was a woman, broke a piece of her sausage and offered it to the dog, which he immediately devoured.
She explained that the encounter was a complete coincidence. “Me and my friends were on the way to a park when we saw the stray dog,” she said.
Quite heartbreaking, isn’t it? It’s about a dog – one of the most faithful animals that humans associate with – we’re talking about. So, undoubtedly, the story doesn’t end there. The woman visited the same park the next day and the dog, who immediately recognized his beloved stranger-human, sprinted to meet her. His madly wagging tail was transparent evidence of his unadulterated happiness to be reunited with the stranger who offered him a tiny bit of food.
This time too, the woman didn’t come empty-handed. The dog was mesmerized by her thoughtfulness to bring food for him a second time. And once again, he gratefully teared up at the kind offer.
Stray Dog ‘Cries With Joy’ As Stranger Feeds It
The stranger who wished to remain unidentified said that she tried to take him to her car for help. But, he had quickly jumped out. “He started crying when we gave him food and I tried to put him in our car one time, but he refused and jumped back on the street. The dog feared that we would grab him like the dog snatchers because that’s what they would do – luring the dogs to the minivan with food before fleeing.”
She had even tried looking for it a few times but the dog was not spotted again. “I might try my luck asking the street cleaners later,” she said.
The short clip quickly went viral as the dog’s soulful eyes spoke a thousand words. Social media users hoped the poor dog to be safe and not to be snatched away. Many others begged anyone nearby to find him and provide a home and care.