Friendship is a powerful thing. For four homeless dogs in Brazil, their best friend, and their lifeline, is one homeless man who thinks about their needs above his own.
A homeless man, named César, went to the local hospital for a chronic health issue. Most patients, when they have visitors, have human friends or family come by. But not César. He had an entourage of four-legged friends glued to the door, eagerly waiting for their favorite human to be discharged.
The loyal pack, obviously overwhelmed with concern, sat by the door at 3:00 am when César arrived. Staff member, Cris Mamprim, was floored by how well-fed and cared for the dogs appeared to be. César admitted that he would often go without the food he scavenged for extended periods of time to be sure that the dogs ate.
Hospital workers were incredibly moved by the sight. They allowed the dogs inside where they shared a meal with César.
After about an hour of treatment, César was ready to go. He and the four dogs left together, happily. Their tails wagging and their heads held high