A sweet video showing a group of stray dogs helping themselves to a butcher shop’s leftovers is warming the hearts of animal lovers. In the video, a stack of raw poultry bones is outside on the sidewalk in a cardboard box. One by one, the dogs tentatively approach the box and help themselves to a bone. But what is remarkable to watch is just how considerate each dog is, as they politely only take one piece away with them.
What looks like an old Golden Retriever walks to the box slowly and then picks up a bone before slowly walking away. One dog looks hesitant and crouches when he approaches. Another wags his tail happily as if he can’t believe his good fortune.
The video appears to have first shown up on social media channels in March of 2021 and is credited to TikTokker @ugursa_.
Many viewers remarked at how well behaved the street dogs are.
The anonymous butcher is not the only Turkish butcher with a kind heart. Ikram Korkmazer, who also lives in Turkey, is obviously an animal lover. Cats and dogs regularly hang out at his shop to get food. His videos went viral after one video of a visit from a cat, who leaned upon the meat counter to ask for a treat, garnered over a million views.
Korkmazer also has several dogs who patiently wait outside on his sidewalk for a snack (or two or three).
And in the following video, you can tell that this butcher has his regulars as one dog eagerly wags his tail in anticipation of a plate of food.