Suelen Schaumloeffel, a journalist in Brazil, recently shared a photo on Facebook that is tugging at the Internet’s collective heartstrings. The photo, taken by her fiance and shared with media with permission, shows their adopted puppy Lana sharing her warm, comfortable blanket with a stray pooch on a particularly chilly morning.
Eight-month-old Lana was adopted by Ms Schaumloeffel and her life partner a year ago. Around two weeks prior, Ms Schaumloeffel writes on Facebook that she took a heavy blanket to cover Lana in her doghouse so she would be warm enough overnight.
The next morning, on July 4, her life partner saw an unusual sight: Lana curled up on her blanket on one side of the fence and a stray canine sleeping soundly on the blanket on the opposite side of the fence. He couldn’t help but stop and take a photo of the sweet moment.
“She is the nicest little puppy I’ve ever met,” Ms Schaumloeffel tells The Dodo. “We forget sometimes the difference we can make in somebody’s life. She reminded me of this.”
She includes the couple has begun leaving food and water for the stray pooch and are hoping to help him find a permanent home soon.
“I thought, ‘How lovely what she did for her friend,'” Ms Schaumloeffel reveals to The Dodo. “My best four-legged companion reminded me of something so important: generosity!”
Since being uploaded, the photo has gathered more than 45,000 reactions and been shared more than 26,000 times on Facebook.