The hot weather that is ravaging many regions of the world not only affects humans but also animals, particularly stray animals who are unable to rely on human care. However, that is not the case with this tale, whose main character is a street cat who stopped in a store for a drink and was discovered in the uplifting compassion of a stranger’s goodwill.
Rayan Algamadi, the owner of an electronics store in Saudi Arabia, a country engulfed in a heatwave, has taken a video and shared it on social media. Algamadi saw the ratty cat pawing madly at the entrance door, clearly pleading to be invited inside, in the video.
The cat’s pleadings weren’t lost on Algamadi. It would have been much easier for him to turn her away than to invite her in to cool off, but instead, he invited her in. “Welcome, welcome,” Algamadi says in the video. “She wants to get in. Come on. Welcome, welcome. The sun is hot today, right? Welcome, welcome.” It’s clear from the cat’s expression of relief and gratitude that it has found its way home:
A comment Algamadi left on his post indicated that the cat was also provided with food and water along with a safe place to cool off. Help was just a phone call away, and she was in the right place and with the right person. Even in the heat of the moment, a gesture that warms the heart is appreciated.
In the heat, cats can become quickly uncomfortable and hot-tempered. If left alone, they are much more susceptible to developing possibly fatal heat stroke. Owners should prioritize keeping their pets’ body temperatures as low as possible, especially during the hottest times of the day. Here are some recommendations for safeguarding your pet.
Back to the story, the shopkeeper was there for her when she needed him most, though, and that counts more than anything else. If you think it’s an inspiring tale, don’t forget to tell your friends about it.