It meant the world to them ❤️️
Heavy rains have flooded the streets of Kolkata, India, in recent days, forcing humans and animals to seek shelter from the storm. So it seemed only natural for Constable Tarun Kumar Mandal to assist those in need.
Mandal was watching traffic at a busy seven-way intersection last Saturday when he got some unexpected company. Two wet stray dogs flocked to him as he stood in the middle of the street.
The cop, who was also directing traffic, offered the two dogs shelter under his large umbrella.
A bystander photographed the small act of kindness and shared it on social media, touching people all over the world. And the dogs’ expressions say it all:
With an estimated 35 to 40 million stray dogs in India — one of the world’s largest populations — there is still a long way to go in helping these animals. However, the Kolkata police try to help whenever possible when there is a dog in need of rescue or simply a place to rest.
And the brief respite meant everything to the two grateful street dogs.