Life can be so hard for stray animals. With no home or shelter to go to, they not only have to find their own food and water, but they’re completely exposed to all the weather conditions.
We’ve heard many stories of dogs suffering in the freezing cold, and the kind places that opened their doors to keep them warm. But dogs are susceptible to the extreme heat, too — and one one hot day, one store knew it was the right thing to let a dog inside to cool down.
It was a scorching 104°F day in Mexico, and a local stray dog paid a visit to a local market, where he had been showing up for the past few days.
“He has been here the past [few] days,” the store’s clerk said, according to The Dodo. “We suspect he was left behind by his owner. He came to us for help.”
“We could only provide him with food, water and some toys from the store that we paid with our money.”
But on this hot day, they decided to go even further:
They let the dog inside to cool off!
The dog certainly seemed to enjoy this respite from the extreme heat: he was so comfortable that he just laid down right on the aisle floor for a nap.
“We let him inside because the temperature outside is really hell-like,” the clerk said. “We feel bad for him, but he looks happier around the store.”
And the clerks’ kindness was contagious: a customer named Adolfo Pazzi Ahumada, who was at the market for some milk, decided to buy the dog a treat.
“I felt bad for what the dog has passed through,” Adolfo told The Dodo. “But he is now receiving the love he deserves.”
Thank you to this store for opening their doors to this dog! We know this small act of kindness meant the world to this stray.