Sometimes the simplest gestures are the most meaningful. A friend who goes out of their way to see what you’re up to can turn a bad day into a good one.
Needing a pick-me-up isn’t a feeling that is lost on animals, either. So when someone decides to lend a helping hand when they’re in need, most animals don’t mind showing their appreciation.
When a girl spotted a dog who’d been living on the street, she went out of her way to fetch him a drink of water. The way he thanked her, however, was simply unbelievable…
They say that an act of kindness can make the world smile—and it’s true. Often, it’s the simplest of gestures that can actually have the most meaning. When you’re having a bad day, for instance, all it takes is a nice act of kindness to turn things right around.
Whether it’s a friend checking in to see how you’re doing after not talking for an extended period of time or someone lending you a helping hand when you need it the most, you should never underestimate the power of being kind.
As it turns out, needing a helping hand every now and then isn’t exclusive to humans. In fact, sometimes animals require a little help to get by. For instance, when this young woman was walking down the street, she saw an abandoned dog who looked like he was desperate…
While many people had seen the dog standing there all alone, no one else had decided to stop to see what they could do. This bothered the woman, who then decided to see if she could lend a helping hand to the abandoned dog in his time of need.
The dog was clearly having a rough day, and the woman knew just the thing to help. Since he was standing only feet away from the town’s water fountain, she thought that maybe he might be dehydrated and need a little something to drink.
There was just one problem: she didn’t have anything to put the water in to give him—and he didn’t seem to want to drink from the fountain. In that moment, she came up with a brilliant plan to get the poor dog rehydrated.
The woman walked over to the fountain with her bare hands and scooped out a heaping handful of water. Then, as the dog waited by to see what she’d done, she walked over toward him. Surprisingly, he began to lap that refreshing water right up!
As a homeless dog, he was likely used to having to fend for himself and dig out of garbage cans for scraps of food just to survive. To think that someone was giving him water out of the kindness of her heart was truly remarkable.
The dog lapped up every ounce of that cool water, but it was clear he was still incredibly thirsty. So the woman continued to walk back and forth between the dog and the fountain to make sure he was fully replenished.
This act of kindness was most certainly not lost on the dog. In fact, it was as if the entire time he was drinking from her hands he was thinking of how he’d repay her. How he finally reacted to her kind gesture caught her totally off guard!
Wow! He didn’t even need words to show her his gratitude. Talk about matching kindness with kindness!
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