BY: THE PLAID ZEBRA
Take a moment to imagine being locked inside a kennel waiting for an owner who might never come. According to the ASPCA, 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, 2.7 million animals are euthanized.
A gold-hearted woman in Pennsylvania visits her local Humane Society to make sure that the dogs know that they’re not alone. Like humans, animals are social beings— meaningful interaction isn’t just a lifestyle preference, it’s a psychological necessity. This woman understands that kindness is a currency that transcends all communication barriers.
Reddit user puglife123 shared this heart-melting photo showing this woman’s random act of kindness with the headline “This woman comes to my local humane society and sits in front of the dogs’ cage and reads books to the dogs.”
Had this photo never surfaced, her actions would have remained unnoticed. The beauty of the Internet is not attributing fame to the extraordinary actions of ordinary persons, but rather allowing the extraordinary actions to inspire a chain of kindness that can make a profound impact.