The above video features an inspiring young man from Thailand who has made it his mission to show compassion and love to stray dogs. How is he doing this? By hugging them. Though some of the dogs are understandably cautious of him at first, once they warm up to him, however, they are like putty in his arms and behave lovingly like any other typical family pet.
Although this story is truly inspirational, we advise you to not approach stray animals, as they are often wary of humans and could act defensively when approached. Additionally, some strays, unfortunately, carry diseases that could affect you or your pets – so always exercise caution!
There are many things you can do to join the mission to help show love to strays. You can take a note from these animal lovers in India, and leave fresh water out for them, especially during hot weather. Keep a list of local animal rescues you can call if you happen to see an animal injured or in danger. To help keep the stray populations down, you can partner with a trap, neuter, release (TNR) program or start one of your own if you can. Additionally, help educate your friends and family about stray animals and share this video as a reminder that homeless animals deserve love too.