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Guy Puts Camera In Bowl Of Water And Sets It Out On The Sidewalk

"The results were amazing" ❤

Water may be the source of all life — but in some cases, it’s a source of love, too.

Just ask Ahmet Selki and all the thirsty animals he helps keep hydrated.

Selki lives in Turkey, in a city where stray dogs and cats are a common sight. He’s been taking it upon himself to ensure they and other animals have fresh water to drink.

“They don’t have a chance to find a clean river in the city, or a lake or any other natural water source,” Selki told The Dodo. “So it is our duty to provide fresh water, both during summer and other seasons.”

Selki has made a habit of keeping a water bowl outside on the sidewalk for those animals, but usually their visits go unnoticed. One day, however, Selki decided to place a camera at the bottom of the bowl to give a face to those he's helping.

Here's that video now:

"The results were amazing," Selki said. "Not only was it cats and dogs, but a crow and butterflies came up to have a drink too."

Leaving out that bowl of water took such little effort, but clearly made a big difference for those who needed it most.

Selki is hopeful that others will be inspired by the video.

"I hope that all of us will always remember that we are responsible for all the animals," Selki said. "We destroyed or shaped the whole planet in the direction of our needs. It's time to think about the other species too. So, people, always leave clean fresh water and maybe some food nearby to feed the animals."

To see more of Ahmet Selki’s work, follow him on Instagram.