“While it’s widely acknowledged that dogs are humanity’s best companions, a litter of puppies in southern Brazil showcased their unwavering devotion when they faithfully followed their homeless guardian to the emergency room.”
The man, known only as César, and the pack of dogs met while they were both squatting on the streets of Rio do Sul. César gained a significant following of stray animals since he frequently gave up his own meals for his animal buddies. While it’s possible to assume that these dogs would only remain when there were food crumbs involved, a moving picture has shown that this is not the case.César came at the Regional Alto Vale Hospital in Rio do Sul’s emergency room late one night. Nurse Cris Mamprim saw the strange sight of four dogs waiting patiently at the building’s door while the patient was receiving treatment. She was so affected to learn that these dogs were César’s companions that she took a picture and posted it on Facebook, where it quickly gained popularity.
In addition to providing some insight into César’s tale, Mamprim took the opportunity to caution readers against passing judgment on others, particularly those who had faced adversity. She wrote, “The best companions are by the side of a modest person, without luxury, who depends on the help to overcome hunger, cold, pain, and wickedness of the world. “I admire the respect and love he has for his creatures, but I don’t know how his life is, why he’s on the street, and I don’t even want to know and judge him. The fact that they are waiting at the door like this only goes to show how well-loved and cared for they are.
The dogs were fortunate not to have to wait long; César was in and out in an hour, at which point he was greeted by four ferociously waving tails.