A totally homeless little boy was caught struggling to survive alone on the street. But, in reality, he was not alone, they saw him giving warmth, love and protection to a puppy. The image has shocked networks around the world.
Childhood is the most important stage in the life of any person, that is why the care and teachings that a child receives in that period are decisive.
But unfortunately, not all children have the privilege of receiving the protection of their family. Although there will always be an unconditional being that accompanies them until the end of the world and as paradoxical as it sounds, we are not talking about a mother.
On social networks, the photograph of this little boy who was captured in India has broken everyone’s hearts, as few imagined the story behind it.
The puppy and the little boy gave each other much-needed warmth, protection, and love.
His name is Ankit and he lives in the Indian state of Muzaffarnagar, sadly he is not a very privileged child.
A photographer captured him one of the many nights he had spent on the streets, after being kicked out of the house by his own mother.
Hungry and with nowhere to go, Ankit had no one but his dog to carry on with life.
Ankit’s dad is behind bars, so he couldn’t help him. The boy was helpless, although he did not feel so alone because of that because his pet has been there to accompany him.
The boy raffled life between alms and one or another job.
Few are the data that the child remembers about his family. For him, his world has been reduced to work and trying to survive with his puppy Danny to the dangers of the street.
Ankit sells balloons and sometimes works at a tea stall to earn a living. He also survives on the charitable gestures he receives from some Good Samaritans.
The boy has already forgotten what his age is, but he intuits that he is between 9 and 10 years old.
The story of the minor changed as a result of the photograph that went viral in early December, since then the authorities have dedicated themselves to finding his whereabouts. And luckily, they managed to find it.
“He is now in the care of the Muzaffarnagar police. We are trying to locate their loved ones and their photos were sent to various police stations in the surrounding districts. We have also alerted the district Women’s and Children’s Welfare Department,” the police force explained.
The local journalist who photographed the boy was harshly criticized on social networks since his intentions to help were only to spread the image, but he was not able to take Ankit to a child protection center.
These were some of the comments on Twitter.
The controversy unleashed is justified, but at the end of the day it was thanks to that image that aroused concern in many and changed Ankit’s future.
The minor left the streets and will live under the care of a friendly woman known among the locals as Sheela Devi, who had helped him on other occasions and with whom he maintains a friendship. This will be a safe place for him and his little dog, Danny.
Ankit will start studying at a private school that offered to enroll him at no cost.
The image of the minor in the networks shocked many and the matter became more sensitive when his name was known and the fact that his own family had abandoned him.
Despite how hard these years have been, Ankit has always been accompanied by Danny, the most faithful little angel anyone can have, and he is grateful for that.
The puppy offers his warmth and love to the child so that together they face the adversities that life has thrown their way. Without a doubt, nothing compares to the fidelity of these four-legged beings who sometimes become our guardian angels.
There are cases like this, which confirm the infinite loyalty of the puppies, Ankit and Danny deserve the best!