There are numerous stray pets all around the world who must fend for themselves as well as rely on the goodwill of others. But, thankfully, there are many decent samaritans who will do anything they can to help, including providing food and even heat.
Likewise, it is frequently those you least expect, those with the least to contribute, who are the most generous. That was especially true lately, when a compassionate act from a street vendor was caught on camera and quickly went viral. The story comes from Puebla, Mexico, and was published in a video by the local news outlet Expreso. A lone street seller can be seen traveling along the street, carrying his wares on his back:
He quickly discovers, however, that he is not alone—two stray pet dogs are following him:
Instead of ignoring the dogs, he quits—and decides to feed them! The black stray dog approaches him and also offers him food from his stock, which the dog joyfully consumes.
He tosses some food to the other roaming canine that is hanging back, ensuring that both canines are nourished.
As a street seller, he could have offered that food or kept it for himself after a long day of work, but instead he chose to feed these hungry dogs, who had presumably gone a long time without food. There’s no doubt he made these dogs’ days a lot brighter. Most inspiringly, he did so completely anonymously, unaware that his generosity was being recorded on video. “He was caught doing something unique when he thought no one was looking,” Expreso wrote. His generous act has now gone viral, with over 4.6 million views in just a few weeks.
Here’s the video:
The man has not been recognized, and little else is known about him, but according to Expreso, the person who captured the video clip “was shocked by the move and asked to see this exceptional personality.” While it was clearly a thankless effort, hopefully the individual can be discovered and realize what an impact his nice deed had on the internet. “God honor you for such a nice gesture towards those small dogs,” reads one of the top comments on the Facebook video. Respecting roaming animals reveals a lot about a person’s mentality, and we’re so grateful this man went out of his way to help these hungry pets.
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