It was a hot day in Dubai when Anand Raman decided to visit his sister at her work. It seemed like everyone he passed was trying to stay cool — including one dirty young dog seeking shade beneath a parked car at his sister's office.
“He was under a car eating scraps some of her workers had left for him,” Raman told The Dodo. “His fur was matted and his legs weren’t quite right.”
Despite all this, when the dog saw Raman, he came running like some long-lost friend. Raman wasn’t planning on saving a life that day, but one look at the happy pup and he knew he had no choice.
“He approached me with a curious but excited disposition, wagging his tail excitedly,” he said. “This demeanor of his is what initially made me fall in love with him.”
“We then sat there for a while on the sidewalk and he was content just receiving pets from me for a while,” Raman said. “I carried him into the car and he immediately fell asleep on my shoulder.”