In a world full of conflicts, politics, misunderstandings and deception, no wonder simple acts of kindness are rare nowadays. People are drawn to protecting their egos and worrying about the future. Most of us are guilty of thinking too much about our own well-being and our own needs and wants that we don’t notice the present anymore.
I believe that’s the reason why a girl who showed a simple act of kindness had gotten a lot of praise in social media. A girl was captured by a CCTV covering a dog with her own shawl. Consequently, the video touched the hearts of the viewers in social media and the lady became popular.
In the CCTV footage, a lady was leaving a café when she saw a dog sleeping in a corner, shivering. It was freezing cold and raining, and the dog could have been there for hours. The lady seemed apprehensive about the dog’s condition, so she decided to cover the dog with her shawl to warm him up.
Although it was just a very short video, it meant more than other longer ones. It was then reported in different TV stations across the country and one news program quoted, “Humanity is not dead.” The lady was shocked after seeing her face on TV or social media.
A friend of the lady revealed that the person on this viral video is their friend, Duygu Elma. Elma told Dodo that she was surprised with the attention she received from her actions. When she saw the dog shivering, she felt that the right thing to do that time was to offer her shawl. The weather was cold and it was raining and she just sympathized with the dog’s condition.
Elma was happy to know that her small act of kindness had influenced other people to do the same for other animals in need. It was something unexpected for her but it was an inspiring one. As Tom Hanks said in his movie Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”