The impact that it made was the Brazilian bus drivers’ simple acts of goodwill toward the strays they encountered.
For some people, the autumn and winter months signify the beginning of the holiday season, but for others, these months mark the beginning of a challenging period in their lives. Some people are aware that the Christmas season heralds the beginning of the colder and more difficult seasons, despite the fact that it is a beautiful time to spend with family and friends.
The transition from winter to spring has a disproportionately negative impact on the homeless population.
It’s amazing how much of a difference it can make to sleep someplace warm. During the fall and winter months, persons who sleep on the streets are faced with the challenge of eking out a living and trying their best to keep warm.
The onset of winter reawakens dormant animal instincts in animals other than humans, prompting them to search for places where they may keep warm.
Although many individuals may find refuge in homeless shelters and programs throughout the winter months, access to homeless shelters and programs for dogs is often restricted. Thankfully, employees at one bus stop in Brazil made the decision to take matters into their own hands.
As the onset of winter drew close, the Barreirinha bus station in Curitiba, Brazil, performed something quite remarkable.
Instead of just standing by and seeing the large number of stray dogs seeking for a place to spend the night, the staff at this bus terminal decided to take action and let them all sleep inside! When the temperature lowers at night, the Barreirinha bus terminal welcomes any stray dogs that may be in the area and provides them with a comfortable place to spend the night, shielding them from the terrible cold.
Even if this was a thoughtful act on your part, it wasn’t even the beginning of the narrative.
Some people’s hearts ache for animals when they see them being mistreated, especially when they have pets. Someone with that level of empathy had to have worked at the bus station. After inviting the dogs inside by opening their doors, they felt there may be something more they could do. They made up some beds and blankets for the dogs to sleep on every night after reaching the conclusion that it was worth a shot to give it a go.
After a few weeks of doing this, the bus drivers were ultimately able to recognize a few regulars among the passengers.
After a few weeks had passed, the bus drivers saw that there were always the same dogs waiting for them when they got off work each evening. The small dogs, to whom people gave the names Max, Pitoco, and Zoinho, rose to prominence in the community very fast.
Fabiane Rosa, a member of the local legislative body, was taken aback when she first saw the dogs.
When Fabiane was walking by the bus stop one day, she observed all of the pups cuddled up in their little blanket bundles and decided to take a photograph of them. Photos were shared on Facebook, and they rapidly became quite popular. People all across the world admired the kind acts of others, as well as the adorable qualities of their animals companions.
In her tweet, she expressed her gratitude to the staff members at the bus station.
Fabiana acknowledged the hard work of the workers and thanked them for their efforts, saying:
“Congratulations to the employees of the terminal; everyone here is aware of the existence of these angels and confirms the validity of their claims. It’s possible that more companies in Curitiba may follow this model of adopting animals into their families. Even if that is definitely not the best situation for them, at least someone is looking out for them.
Since that time, there have been canines seen dozing out at the bus stop.
Following the kind gesture that was performed, the members of the bus crew have started giving the dogs overnight “sleep-overs.” It was a very brief period of time throughout the day of the people. It was the kindest thing that anybody could have possibly done for the dogs in all of history.