Seeing a sᴛʀᴀʏ dog sᴀᴅʟʏ strolling down the city streets is always a ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ-ᴡʀᴇɴᴄʜɪɴɢ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ-ᴡʀᴇɴᴄʜɪɴɢ sɪɢʜᴛ. And while some people stay being observers of such ᴍᴇʟᴀɴᴄʜᴏʟɪᴄ sights, some choose to act, depending on their abilities. That’s exactly what the hero of our story did… and even more!
There is one restaurant in Peru that became very popular among the locals, the reason being that its owner Gerardo Ortiz is providing free meals to sᴛʀᴀʏ dogs. Gerardo Ortiz still remembers one ɪɴᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ which happened 5 years back, when an unexpected customer came to his restaurant, Ajilalo. It was a sᴛʀᴀʏ dog, a look of ʜᴜɴɢᴇʀ in her eyes. Ortiz could have easily turned the dog away. But he didn’t.
That evening Ortiz offered the dog a free meal, created just for her. Since then, the ᴘʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴄᴇ has only grown, as word has apparently spread among the local dogs. Every day, sᴛʀᴀʏ dogs — both “returning customers” and new, ʜᴜɴɢʀʏ faces — show up, and Gerardo, a lifelong animal lover, is happy to serve.
The big-hearted owner shared images of the dogs enjoying their tasty meals, along with the message: “To all our friends who have a restaurant I invite them to add themselves to our initiative. Let’s put our leftovers together and make food for sᴛʀᴀʏ dogs.” The dogs, it seems, are always very patient and grateful for their food. They show up at the window and happily eat their much-needed meal.
What’s even more special about this story is that Ortiz inspired his human customers to help out the dogs, too. The people visiting this restaurant seem not to mind the dogs being outside or giving them extra food off their plates either.