At no point is the warmth of human kindness needed more keenly than in winter.
Especially a Canadian winter.
During Ontario's recent cold snap, an animal refuge sent a plea to its supporters for a little bit of that warmth.
Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary, in addition to the hundreds of dogs it saves every year, is also home to 70 horses.
The organization expected to receive enough donations to buy two or three blankets.
Instead, it found itself amid a stampede of human kindness.