Lonely stray dog, shivering on a snowy winter day, may have thought she didn’t have a friend in the world — but then along came a stranger who let her know there are still people who care.
A resident in the city of Giresun, Turkey, was reviewing the camera’s video when they noticed a man approaching a dog sitting on the sidewalk with snow falling around him.
Then the man did something surprising. He took the jacket off his back and gave the dog some food.
Needless to say, the stranger’s kindness soon caught the attention of social media and soon after the man was identified as Bülent Kalpakçıoğlu, a municipal worker in Giresun.
“If I did not give my jacket, it would have eaten at my conscience,” Kalpakçıoğlu told us. “While we are sitting warm at home, they are outside in the cold.”
Kalpakçıoğlu’s act also caught the attention of his employer and he received a certificate for his outstanding service and his act of humanity from the city’s mayor.
“With this action, he gave a lesson in humanity,” the mayor said when giving the award to Kalpakçıoğlu. “Animals are our friends. We love people, we love our city, we love all living things that are an integral part of us and our city.”