A poor little homeless dog was shivering in the cold on the street. Accustomed to the indifferent gaze of everyone who passed by him, he couldn’t imagine what a woman who approached him would suddenly do to him.
The street boy had been suffering the consequences of living in the open for a long time, being a completely helpless puppy and exposed to all dangers.
Many times we are not aware of the power of a word, a look, a response…
A simple gesture can become a model of praise for millions of people, even more so when we do it in a genuine and selfless way.
Duygu Elma, a young woman from Zonguldak, Turkey, did not think that her name would go around the world, becoming the target of the most emotional praise, coming from people from many latitudes.
It all happened one cold and rainy afternoon, when Duygu came out of a store and saw a stray puppy lying on the wet floor at the doors of the establishment.
The stray dog kept shivering from the cold curled up in the rain
In an instinctive gesture, the young woman did not hesitate to open her umbrella, and although she was more than willing to leave, she took a few seconds to observe the animal on the ground.
The scene marked her so much that she took off her own scarf to make a blanket out of it, and cover the poor little dog.
Sensing the scarf, the dog raised his head a little, as if he didn’t think anyone was being nice to him at all.
She sheltered him with much love, and the people who were around at that moment could not help but noticing the noble gesture of the young woman, noticing the dog on the ground, covered with the checkered scarf that Duygu had been wearing minutes before to To protect from cold.
The act of solidarity moved not only those present, but also thousands of people on the networks who have expressed their admiration for the woman who became aware of the puppy’s dramatic situation.
“Humanity is not dead”, announced a medium along with the video of the emotional moment:
Initially, Duygu thought that her good deed would be a nice anonymous gesture that no one would notice, especially since she did it without the slightest intention of attracting the attention of others, but she was very wrong.
The scene of her gesture removing her scarf to keep the dog warm was captured by the external security camera of the premises.
Those in charge of reviewing the recordings were so moved that they decided to share the noble gesture on social networks, without imagining that in seconds it would become a viral phenomenon.
No one knew who was behind this action, until surprisingly, a person recognized the young woman in the video, mentioning that she was her friend. That was how they finally managed to identify her.
Today Duygu herself cannot believe that the video has caused such a stir and that thousands of people have contacted her to thank her for her good heart.
“The weather was very cold. I just couldn’t stand it when I saw him shaking,” this kind soul emphasized.
She claims that she only did what her heart told her was the right thing to do at the time.
She confesses that she was concerned about the dog’s well-being, and providing him with a little warmth with her own scarf was the only thing she could do for him at that moment, so why refuse this simple gesture?
Duygu is happy to know that her gesture has inspired others to be sensitive to the pain of animals suffering on the streets. She hopes that everyone is able to make a difference and do their bit for these vulnerable beings.