Acts of Kindness
Mailman who just lost his dog meets golden retriever who senses man needs comfort
Get those tissues ready.
Rachel Shapiro
08.06.21

The saying ‘a dog is man’s best friend’ is incredibly true. These animals are here for us through thick and thin, and we thank them by giving them comfort and a good home. But sadly, no matter what we do, one fact can’t be changed: dogs have a much shorter lifespan than us. And those goodbyes are always hard.

That’s what happened to one man.

The man loved his dog dearly. And when the dog passed away, it left a big hole in his heart. One that nothing could fill — until the man met a dog who seemed to understand his pain.

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This particular man just so happens to deliver mail.

Along his route, he comes across all kinds of dogs. But a sweet Golden Retriever named Moose decided he wanted to know more about this person. Initially, this pup would watch the mailman from a distance.

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YouTube Screenshot/The Dodo

But quickly, things began to change.

Instead of simply watching the mailman, Moose wanted to become his friend. So, every day, he’d wait in anticipation for him to show up…rain or shine.

As soon as this mailman got out of his truck, the Golden Retriever would bound toward him.

With his tail wagging, he was eager for a head scratch, which he always got plus a lot of hugs.

The owner of this dog would watch from her window to witness something amazing transpiring in her front yard. Although her adorable pup loved just about everyone, he made a unique connection with the mailman. So, the owner filmed their interaction.

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YouTube Screenshot/The Dodo

What she saw was truly remarkable.

Her dog would sit by the window or front storm door watching patiently for his friend to arrive. He knew when the mailman was getting close. And this man always arrived on time, ready to give and receive love from his new friend.

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YouTube Screenshot/The Dodo

As soon as the owner heard the mail truck approaching, the dog’s owner would let her dog out.

Immediately, he runs up to the mailman and stands on his hind legs. Moose wanted to be as close to him as possible. It was almost as though he sensed this man’s sadness.

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YouTube Screenshot/The Dodo

The encounters between the mailman and Golden Retriever were so touching, the dog’s owner uploaded a video to share with others.

Quickly, it went viral. To date, it’s been viewed by more than 3 million people from around the world.

The hole this man felt in his heart was beginning to heal, all thanks to a sweet dog along his route. But this wasn’t just any dog, it was Moose, the one that chose him to be his friend.

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YouTube Screenshot/The Dodo
It only gets better

Day after day, this gorgeous Golden Retriever is there to greet the mailman. We don’t know if he ever decided to get another dog, but hopefully, this pup made enough of a difference that he’ll at least consider it.

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YouTube Screenshot/The Dodo

In response to the video that the dog’s owner uploaded, people were touched. One poster had this to say:

“Dogs are such sensible animals. They know when someone needs love.”

We couldn’t agree more.

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YouTube Screenshot/The Dodo

This Golden Retriever seemed to somehow sense the mailman needed some extra comforting, and he was more than happy to provide that comfort. Dogs are truly incredible.

Check out the sweet video below.

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Source: YouTube, We Love Animals

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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