Numan Erturul Uzunsoy, a Turkish comedian, collapsed during a street play during a recent theatrical performance. Of course, it was just a ruse, and the audience knew he was perfectly well.
Except for one cute four-legged onlooker, who rushed to his rescue right away. Such is the primal instinct of dogs; they immediately rush to people’s assistance if they sense danger or think there is an issue of some kind.
Understanding the mindset of these loving dogs is something that many humans would do well to remember, with people so often turning the other cheek when others are clearly in need of help or care.
When a street performance was well underway in Turkey, the audience was treated to an inadvertent lesson in canine-human love.
A stray pooch quietly approached the fallen actor who was lying on the floor and slowly inched towards him. Initially, nobody paid much attention to the dog, as strays are common in the area, and onlookers simply assumed that the dog would pass by and be on his way.
However, the actor was shocked to feel the warmth on the side of his face as he lay on the floor with his eyes closed, as it wasn’t in the script. He initially thought it was his castmates and remained in character, but it was an act of love from the most unlikely of sources to the amazing audience.
The stray pooch who appeared out of nowhere was adorably trying to revive him and gave him warm kisses of life. The actor could no longer hold his cool and burst out laughing, prompting his co-stars to join him in showing the adoring stray how much of a good boy he was by giving him well-deserved belly rubs.
Speaking to The Dodo, the actor recalls the event:
“The character I played was injured and in great pain. He’d fallen off a horse and was breathing hard. I was very happy when I felt the dog’s kisses. I was very touched. He was like an angel who wanted to help me. It was a very emotional moment for me. I was not expecting it.”
The dog received the attention well, and perhaps even though his intervention proved life-saving! The crowd started to applaud and cheer, not just Uzunsoy and his castmates, who considered the pups’ behavior adorable.
Eventually, the stray was escorted off the stage so that the show could go on, and after spending a few minutes watching, the mystery dog strolled away, leaving Uzunsoy unable to express fully express his gratitude.
According to locals, the dog frequents the area often, so Uzunsoy drops by every now and then, hoping to run into the sweet pup again and find him a home that would be ideal for all the love he has to offer. Fingers crossed, the two are reunited!