If you live somewhere in Alabama, I am sure you already know that it is impossible to pass Bullock County Humane Society without saying hi to one of the sweetest pups ever.
You can try to resist to pet this loving doggo, but there would be no point in doing that. Because simply seeing its big, beautiful, sad puppy eyes will make you cancel all your plans and spend the whole day cuddling.
The second he sees a person approaches, this poor pup immediately pushes his face between the metal bars and begs to hold hands with you.
“All he wants is people love,” said Desiray Miracle-Wilder, the shelter’s director. “He will reach his little hand out and he just wants you to touch him and hold his hand. And he’s so sad when you walk off to finish cleaning or whatever you have to do.”
This poor, abandoned puppy named Speck living in the Alabama shelter has been waiting for a family to adopt him for almost a year now. What’s surprising is that even though Speck has spent the entirety of his life out in the streets, he hasn’t hardened at all. In fact, he has become even more loving and trusting.
“You could put anything else around him — another giant dog, a cat, but he is just so fixated on getting love from people that he doesn’t care about anything else,” Wilder said.
“He just wants you to touch him,” she added. “If you sit down, he’s laying on you, if you hold his hand, he’ll hold your hand, if you scratch his belly, he’ll roll over.”
So, last week, as Wilder was cleaning the kennels, he decided that he wants to document this cute, little hand-holding routine her and Speck had, hoping that the heart-warming video will reach more people and encourage someone to adopt this cutie.
And guess what? It did!
After she posted the video on her Facebook, the clip went instantly viral reaching more than 140k views.
And with it, it also caught the attention of Allie’s Hope For Paws Dog Rescue, who helped little Speck find his forever home.
“He will be running on a 26-acre farm with Mike, his family and two fur brothers!” Wilder wrote on Facebook. “We are so excited. Not only did Speck get adopted due to this video of his cuteness but he also helped a few other fur babies get rescued and he got us some food donations!”
Speck is finally free. Now, he’s waiting to be transported to his new home and meet his new family. However, behind he leaves a lot of other dogs that are eagerly waiting for someone to save them and give them the love that they desperately need.
Let’s hope this story inspires more and more people to finally open their hearts and homes to shelter dogs.
Source: The Dodo