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WATCH: CCTV reveals how a little kindness means the world to a homeless dog

CCTV footage reveals that even the smallest gesture of kindness from a passing stranger can mean so much to a lonely, homeless dog with nothing left in the world.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 04/02/2021, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

When you are homeless and living on the street, it can feel like no one cares about you. There's no one to make sure you are okay, to keep you warm or even tuck you in at night. But imagine what it must be like to be a dog in that situation. 

For this homeless dog filmed on a security camera, the little bit of kindness shown to them by a passerby meant everything. 

Good Samaritan

The CCTV footage shows the man walking down the street during the evening. He spots a homeless dog sleeping on a mat on the pavement. Lying in the road is what appears to be a blanket, and the man goes to pick it up and take it over to the dog. 

As the man approaches, the dog starts to wag its tail and rolls on to their back, appearing to be delighted that someone has taken notice of them. The man drapes the blanket over the dog to protect them from the cold and then pauses to talk to the pup and give them some strokes and a head rub. 

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Kind stranger

The man readjusts the blanket to make sure it's covering the dog then turns to walk away, with one last look back at the dog. The pup meanwhile watches on longingly as the man disappears from view.

We can only hope that the next time someone stops by the dog it will be to take them off the street and give them the loving home they deserve.

Check out the touching clip below: