You can’t deny the loyal nature of dogs and this touching case is no exception. When a homeless man named Cesar had to go to the emergency room at the Hospital Regional Alto Vale in Brazil, he had some unlikely companions that the hospital staff had never seen before. His four dogs stood patiently at the hospital entrance, concerned about their owner’s wellbeing.
One hospital staff member was so moved by the sight that she snapped a photo and shared the story on Facebook.
Cesar had come to the hospital for a chronic health issue and, while Cris Mamprim and other staff members cared for him, they saw the four stray dogs keeping watch at the door.
Cris wrote: “With so many people out there, I came across this scene today. At the hospital in which I work, at 3 am, while its owner (Street Dweller) was being answered, his companions waited at the door. A simple person, without luxury, who depends on help to overcome the hunger, the cold, the pain, the evils of the world, has by his side the best companions, and the exchange is reciprocal. Exchange of love, affection, warmth, understanding. A person who confessed to us that stop eating to feed them. I don’t know what his life is like, because he’s on the street, and I don’t even want to know and judge him, but I admire the respect and love he has for Seeing them like this, waiting on the door, just shows how much they are well care and loved. Oh if everyone was like this… if there was no evil, mistreatment…”
The staff was understandably moved by the kindness of Cesar and the love he has for his animals (and their love for him) and offered them all a meal in the facility.
When he was ready to leave, his dogs left with him.
Cris told The Dodo that the dogs were “all well taken care of and chubby,” adding, “Seeing them like that, waiting at the door, only shows how much they are cared for and loved.”
Among the many comments that people left on social media about the touching story was one person who noted: “Animals are so loyal and would stick by your side no matter what. It’s not what you have material wise it’s the love and loyalty that they want. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like the love of an animal… wish I could say that about humans.”
Another commenter shared: “The love that we get from animals is so pure, especially the love from dogs and cats.”
One person explained how even with so little, this man offered so much to his furry friends, noting: “Any homeless person with a dog will take better care of that dog than themselves. You will be surprised how generous the majority of the homeless are considering what they have, which is very little.”
Another commenter summed it up perfectly, writing: “They miss their dad!! Animals are so smart. They know when you don’t feel good or if you’re stressed. No matter what it is. Bless them.”
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