Birthdays are supposed to be special and memorable. The people who are dear to you sing, eat cake, laugh, and celebrate your special day.
But what if you’re homeless? Will that birthday celebration still be possible?
A man from Bucaramanga, Colombia has proven that a happy and unforgettable birthday is still possible even if he has no roof above his head. On his special day, he blows his birthday candles with his dogs. And the internet is in tears after witnessing that tender moment.
A birthday celebration on the street
In a short clip that was uploaded to Instagram by a user named @roteolperiodismo, you could see a homeless man celebrating a simple birthday party with his pooches on the street. Choco, the man in the video, pulled out a small cake from his bag, lit the candles, and then sang the Happy Birthday song. He proceeded to kiss the pooches and then served them a slice of cake each.
Sure, the video was a tear-jerker. However, what made it more adorable was that his furry friends were wearing party hats.
According to @roteloperiodismo, Choco could be always seen with his pups around Bucaramanga. The said Instagram account owner even left an eye-opening message: the unjust society must be changed for people like Choco.
The netizens are in tears
As of this writing, Choco’s video has more than 600K views on Instagram. It also has over 2K comments, a lot of which are heartfelt and sentimental.
One Instagram user said that Choco had such a pure heart, even extending his warmest regards. Another wrote that the clip showed that dogs were indeed man’s best friend. He highlighted this point by saying that dogs were more loyal than people and that they didn’t judge others. One person even initiated a small donation drive to give Choco and his friends a nice surprise.
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