When a kind stranger stopped to feed one stray dog food on the street, he appeared to ‘cry’ tears of joy.
Footage captured on the streets of Jinzhong, Shanxi Province, north China, shows the stray dog standing on his hind legs with his front paws in the air as if expecting the trick would bring him food.
Fortunately, his efforts were paid, as the video shows a woman taking pity on the dog and providing him a tasty sausage lunch. As soon as the dog is fed the food, his eyes flood up with tears, as though overwhelmed by the stranger’s charity.
See footage of the heartwarming scene below:
Another film shows the kind woman coming to find the dog, and the dog joyfully greeted her with a wagging tail, as if he recognized that he had a friend.
As the woman feeds him even more food, the dog’s eyes tear up again, seems like he can’t even believe his great luck.
The woman told the Xiaoxiang Morning Post that she tried to carry the puppy to her car but that he jumped out of her hands. ‘The dog was afraid we’d grab him like the dog snatchers,’ she continued, ‘since that’s what they’d do — lure the dogs to the minivan with food before fleeing.’
She told the Daily Star that she and her friends were on their way to the park when they came across the dog and that he began crying as soon as they fed him.
Following her positive encounters with the dog, the woman went to the area in the following days but was disappointed to find the dog unable to be found.
I’ve tried to look for it a few times these few days but I couldn’t find him.
I might try my luck asking the street cleaners later.
The video of the apparently thankful dog was quickly shared on social media, attracting the attention of dog lovers, many of whom showed worry about the stray.
‘Please don’t injure him,’ one person said, adding that the dog has ‘joyful eyes.’
Though the dog’s tears might be due to gratitude, allergies, irritants, or clogged tear ducts, according to Pet MD, moist eyes can also be a sign of allergies, irritants, or blocked tear ducts.
It’s possible that this was the case here, but the timing of his tears implies that these were truly joyful tears.