“I asked, ‘What's wrong?’” Emko said. “And they said, ‘I just lost my dog this morning.’ And then the person smiled through the tears and petted him, saying, ‘How did you know I needed that?’”
Initially, Emko wondered if this was an isolated incident. “I didn't know what to make of it,” Emko said. “Clearly Piggy was special, but who knows what that one incident may have meant?”
But helping people quickly became a habit for Piggy, according to Emko. On walks around New York City, Piggy approached people having panic attacks, people who were sick or injured, and people recovering from traumatic experiences.