Lily the Labrador has been waiting for her best friend every Friday for the past two years in her yard.
This friend is dependable; whenever he passes by, he always stops to play with Lily and offers her goodies and pets.
David is the local trash collector.
In Bedford, New Hampshire, Lily has always enjoyed spending time in her front yard. She enjoys sitting and watching people walk by the house, and she is constantly prepared to protect her family from any malicious squirrels that might dare to intrude.
Lily used to look forward to passing visitors who would say hello. The mailman and the canvasser alike were greeted by her tail-wagging. The attention she desired, however, was not being given to her.
Being a perceptive dog, Lily saw that every Friday, a guy would arrive to collect the trash cans that her family had put out every Thursday night. Lily anticipated becoming friends with this man quickly.
“Their relationship has blossomed into the sweetest thing,” one of Lily’s owners, Ishaan Chatterjee, said to The Dodo. “We actually give [our garbage man] holiday gifts every year to show our appreciation for how he treats Lily.”
Special things happen in Lily and David’s relationship. Chatterjee claims that while Lily shows affection to everyone, including those who aren’t dog lovers, he can sense that there is a closer connection between David and Lily.
Chatterjee thinks Lily’s relationship with David is also a reflection of her capacity to see the best in people, even though it undoubtedly has something to do with the treats in his pockets.
Lily will always return your compassion if you do so, regardless of who you are or what you do.
“She shows us how to be more kind to others!” Chatterjee added. “It’s amazing what we can learn from animals.”
Watch their bonding here: