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On a Day Heat Rose to 104°F, Kind Downtrodden Dog Came to Grocery Store for Help

Rita Kumar
Jan 29, 2022
12:20 A.M.
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A man shopping at a local convenience store on a scorching hot day witnesses a helpless dog approach a grocery store. What happened next would stay in his heart for a long time. 


In Mexico, the natives often experience severe heat waves. Like everyone else, one man had a hard time with it. But one day, while visiting a local store to buy milk, he saw something that melted his heart.

The scorching heat had gotten the best of millions in 2019, and no one might know that better than Adolfo Pazzi Ahumada, a man who resides in Northern Mexico. On that day, the man was out of milk, so he decided to take a short trip to the local convenience store.

Kind, downtrodden dog approaches grocery store for help on a scorching hot day | Photo: Facebook


He noticed the temperature mercilessly soared over 100°F and when he reached the store, he witnessed a poor dog wandering towards it.

To give you a better picture, the mini-mart he visited would be the equivalent of 7-Eleven, an American chain of convenience stores.

Though some might already know how “kind” these stores can be, what Ahumada witnessed was more incredible and heart-melting.

Adolfo Pazzi Ahumada witnessed an act of kindness while shopping for milk | Photo: Facebook


The temperature was at its scorching best, around 104°F to be specific. As he was about to enter the store, Ahumada saw the store clerk feed the stray dog with food and water on the storefront.

The customer was dumbfounded at what happened next. The personnel let the dog in. Ahumada realized that there was something peculiar going on.

Meanwhile, Ahumada wondered how long the store would have this dog around.

After entering the store, the curious man decided to ask the clerk more about this dog.

The man entered the store and inquired about the dog with the clerk | Photo: Facebook


The clerk told the man that the dog had been roaming outside their store for a few days and that they suspected its previous owner abandoned him, adding:

“We could only provide him with food, water, and some toys from the store that we paid with our money.”

The man was astonished by what the person said and, as he kept listening, realized that their act of kindness didn’t end there.

The staff suspected the dog's previous owner may have abandoned him | Photo: Pexels


“We let him inside because the temperature outside is really hell-like. We feel bad for him, but he looks happier around the store,” the clerk shared.

The curious customer then peeped down one of the aisles to witness the heartwarming scene himself and saw the downtrodden dog napping on the tiled floor, and it looked like he’d found love at last through the kind-hearted people who genuinely cared for him.

Meanwhile, Ahumada wondered how long the store would have this dog around. He wanted to know what they intended to do with it.

He saw the dog napping on the floor peacefully | Photo: Facebook


The abandoned dog yearning for love and shelter reciprocated with kindness to the store personnel and customers. However, the store owners hoped that a shopper would adopt the dog and give him a better home.

Feeling empathetic for what the poor animal had gone through, Ahumada felt the pooch now got the love he deserved. And though he was incapable of adopting the dog himself, after paying for his milk, he decided to deliver his own act of kindness too. 

Ahumada decided to exhibit an act of kindness too | Photo: Pexels


He bought the dog a treat to snack on after his nap, sighing relief that the dog was in safe and caring hands until someone adopted him.

“I felt bad for what the dog has passed through...But he is now receiving the love he deserves,” he stated.

Ahumada hoped somebody would adopt the pup soon | Photo: Pexels


Questions to Ponder:

Is it okay for pet owners to abandon their pets and assume the poor animals would fend for themselves?

Based on what Ahumada witnessed at the store, the clerk told him that the dog’s former owner could’ve left him to fend for himself. However, it’s still unclear why someone would abandon such a loving animal on the street. While Ahumada hoped the pup would find a loving home soon, there is no news about someone adopting the animal after that. If you were the customer, would you adopt the dog?

There are so many abandoned animals out there yearning for love and shelter. What would you advise people looking to adopt a pet?


Ahumada couldn’t adopt the dog for undisclosed reasons, and though he was assured the pooch found love and care, he wholeheartedly hoped someone would adopt the animal soon. Likewise, many animals have been left to fend for themselves, yearning for love and shelter. What needs to be done to make the planet a better place for these lovely animals? Do you think people need to start adopting them?

If you liked this story, here’s a touching story of how an abandoned timid dog kicked out of a speeding vehicle finds love in a rescuer & risks his life to save him.

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