You surely already have thousands of stories to share that prove that dogs are our best friends.
However, these amazing beings just don’t stop giving us reasons to love them more and more!
They are extremely loyal, caring, loving animals, so having them beside us is always a blessing.
One man from Brazil knows this the best, and this is his story.
After suffering a stroke, one homeless man from the city of Cianorte suffered a stroke, was taken to the hospital.
However, the ambulance was chased by his six dogs miles afterward, until it arrived at the hospital!
There, the dogs watched the man, Luiz, get carried into the Santa Cara hospital for treatment and they simply sat out front of the hospital and kept waiting.
They waited there for 24 hours.
They howled outside the hospital until he was released.
The loyal companions of the man remained just outside the front door of the hospital, awaiting his return.
Simone Zilane, a volunteer with the NGO organization Amigos de Patas Cianorte, recalled:
“The dogs were desperate. They followed the ambulance, racing after it down the roads, and arrived just as Luis was being taken into the hospital. They went mad as they took him in and howled at the entrance.”
Zilane took pictures of the dogs and said that Luis was discharged a day later.
Yet, he left through another exit with his brother, and this made things more complicated, as his best friends were still waiting for him. Zilane explained:
“One of our volunteers at the NGO had to fetch Luis at his brother’s house and take him to where the dogs were for them to leave the front of the hospital. He hadn’t realized the dogs were outside that whole time but he wasn’t too surprised.”
Luiz lives on the streets, together with his dogs. According to the NGO, the man has refused to live with his brothers and claims that the streets are his home.
He has lived there for two decades after he was diagnosed with psychiatric problems.
He considers his dogs his family.
According to Zilane:
“We rented a very simple house for him a while ago, with a big backyard for the dogs, but he did not accept or enter the house. He said his house is the street.
At the time the dogs were also taken to a kennel, which a volunteer from the NGO created, but they escaped by jumping the wall and going after Luiz. Wherever he is you can guarantee that the dogs are not very far away.”
Although Luiz initially accepted a plate of food and a shower, and his dogs also received food and water, by the very next weekend, he was back on the street.