We rarely get the opportunity to see people showing compassion for others. During this time of uncertainty amidst a global pandemic, compassion is certainly something that we need from each other if we are to get through these trying times.
Even the smallest acts of compassion will brighten anybody’s day. And when that act of compassion is captured on camera, it quickly becomes viral.
Such is what happened to the brothers Felipe and Fernando Gabriel of Sao Paolo, Brazil. When they were about to ride the subway one day, Felipe went on to purchase the tickets for them. On his way to the ticket booth, Felipe noticed a homeless dog shivering from the cold.
There were many people that day, but no one even tried to help the cold pup. While waiting for his brother to buy their tickets, Fernando noticed that Felipe took off his backpack and started undressing. Without realizing what was about to happen, Fernando started to film his brother.
When Felipe started taking off the shirt off his back, Fernando can be heard giggling behind the camera. Most likely, he was unaware of what his brother was planning to do. To his surprise, Felipe took off his shirt, put his sweater back on, and then gave the shivering dog his shirt.
We later learned that the brothers, on their return trip, headed back to where they saw the dog in hopes of taking him home with them. Unfortunately, by the time the brothers got back, the dog had already moved on elsewhere. They had missed their chance to adopt him.
That small act of compassion towards our four-legged friends is more than enough to melt our hearts, which is why the video quickly went viral. According to Fernando, he rarely shares anything in social media, but that one time deserved to be shared.
When Felipe realized that thousands of people took notice of his little act of compassion, he jokingly said, “it (the shirt) looks better on him.”
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