We all know that dogs love their toys. They get attached to the same old ragged dolls… and nothing can break a dog’s heart than losing their beloved plaything.
So when one woman saw a dog separated from his toy, she knew she had to go out of her way to help. It’s a small act of kindness that will brighten up your day.
Claire Cummings, from Basingstoke, England, was driving to a friend’s house earlier this month, when she passed by an unusual sight: there was a stuffed pig lying on the sidewalk… …and there was a dog on the other side of the wall, just out of reach:
It was clear that this dog had somehow dropped his toy and had no way of retrieving it… and it seemed that he was waiting for someone to notice and help him out.
Claire could see the dog from her car, looking at her and reaching over the wall as if to point out the toy, although she says the dog was being pretty patient about the whole thing.
“He could have easily jumped over the wall he was leaning on to get it but has obviously been trained very well not to jump over the wall,” she told The Dodo.
Claire obviously has a big heart for animals, as she owns her own dog walking company. So she knew she couldn’t just leave the dog hanging. “We are huge animal lovers and would have hated to have thought that he could be sitting there waiting and nobody would help,” Claire said.
So she turned the car around and retrieved the pig for him. She posted the story on the Dogspotting Society Facebook group
She said the dog was “thankful” for her help… and people online praised her for her kindness. The post has nearly 30,000 reactions and 500 shares.
Many people called Claire a hero. It was such a little thing to do to help, but sometimes it’s those small act of kindness that mean the most to a dog.
Thank you for looking out for this dog! We’re glad he was able to get his toy back!