A mailman is a dog's best friend. Sounds a bit odd? But who said that dogs necessarily don't like mailmen? Sure, mailmen get special training to fend off attacks from canines, and it comes as a rule to avoid dogs if one can, but we all know what everyone says about rules. Something may be a rule, but there are always exceptions to every rule, and if there isn't a rule to an exception, then one should look harder. However, exceptions are naturally hard to come by, and therefore it's hard to even imagine that they exist. Yet once they're found, they turn the rule into a plain stereotype. Let's find an exception to challenge this stereotype in particular.

Take, for example, a guy from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cristiano da Silva Antunes, who goes by the name of Carteiro Amigo Dos Animais on his social media, which neatly translates to "Animal-friendly postman." He always wanted to break the stereotype that dogs hate postmen, and he does so successfully one picture at a time. And to prove that he's a stand-up guy, he's friendly to every animal that he meets, not only dogs. He says hello to the neighboring cats, rabbits, and all other kinds of animals.

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Jody Brown
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2 months ago

"I haven't seen you for Years!" "I was here yesterday." "That was Years Ago!"

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And he's not only there to showboat—he also has a mission. He often rescues animals that require immediate attention from veterinarians or shelters while he's on his way. He even dreams of opening up his own animal shelter so he could help his little animal friends even more than he does right now (which is still a lot by any standards).

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Elizabeth Molloy
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2 months ago

C U D D L E S !

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Ms.M.
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2 months ago

That snoot is so perfectly boop-able :)

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The process of befriending a dog, especially as a mailman, is hard and long. First, Cristiano greets them and acknowledges the dog, then lets them sniff his hand from a distance so the dogs can get to know him better. Over time, he approaches them more and more, until they're close enough to lick his face.

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Ms.M.
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2 months ago

Perfect size window for chin scritches

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Elizabeth Molloy
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2 months ago

If a cat allows you to pick them up, you're a good person!

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It may come as no surprise that the animal-friendly postman owns a few dogs and three cats with his spouse. He says he's been around dogs ever since his childhood, and that might explain why dogs greet him as one of their own. Or perhaps dogs are not as prejudiced towards mailmen as we initially thought? In any case, the amazing animal-friendly postman keeps charming his 87k fans and the whole wide world with a message that he delivers with every photo that he takes—"(this) mailman is a dog's best friend."

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Night Owl
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2 months ago

That's what heaven looks like

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Elizabeth Molloy
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2 months ago

I love his mask!

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Hans
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2 months ago

Peek a boo!

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Hilary Mol
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2 months ago

I can't decide if this looks more like a weird engagement photo, or one of those author photos on the back flap of a book jacket.

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Night Owl
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2 months ago

Matching smiles :D

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Night Owl
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2 months ago

It's good to get a pat on the head every once in a while. "Good hooman"

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Elizabeth Molloy
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2 months ago

Matching smiles!

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JustAWeirdoGirlChild
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2 months ago

lemme lick you!!

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Sanguinius
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2 months ago

if i fits i shniffs

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Elizabeth Molloy
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2 months ago

That is a big fluff!

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Hilary Mol
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2 months ago

And they call it.... puppy love...

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Ms.M.
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2 months ago

Oh no! A scary Rottweiler! 💕

Rosie Narducci
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2 months ago

I've had a couple horrible interactions with a Rottie (one single dog) this shows it's not the breed,its the owner

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Night Owl
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2 months ago

I shall lick you

ptm45
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2 months ago

Dog: Hm, let me do a DNA check first. *lick* Ok buddy, you're clear!

Laura Jones
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2 months ago

schlurrrppp!

Susan Price
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2 months ago

*SLORP*

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

Watch dog ?

Jul Locklin
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2 months ago

Seal of approval

Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

Love the after shave!

Julianna Devries
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2 months ago

Rottys are nicer than chihuahuas lets argue

loves_to_cheer
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2 months ago

i have a rotti

Panda Jane Wairimu
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2 months ago

Even Rottweilers!!

Brant Johns
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2 months ago

in my experience working at a doggie daycare, rottweilers are the sweetest breed. right up there with beagles.

Ninja Nonna
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2 months ago

Mail pop.

Patricia Brown
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2 months ago

This man has a lot of love and kindness in him. Peace.

CARMEN FLORES
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2 months ago

You've got a spot right there...got it!

Kristi Lin
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1 week ago

how flipping cute

STUDENT Joseph Jenks
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1 week ago

looks like my rotty rocky he turns 2 tommorow for me which is november 18th

sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Fabulous shot, love this baby !!!

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

You gave me a chance instead of jumping to conclusions.

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
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1 month ago

Look at that rosy tongue

Steven Essex
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2 months ago

Wilfred?!

Darlene Michuk
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2 months ago

My what nice teeth you have.

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Weim Central
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2 months ago

If you win over a Siamese - that's an accomplishment!

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A Bringhurst
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2 months ago

Put 'er there!

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Lazy Farmer
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2 months ago

Those dreamy eyes!

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bv7hearts
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2 months ago

"he's mine, bitch, step off"

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Ms.M.
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2 months ago

OOOH! A big floofy cloud!

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me
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2 months ago

What grace, what beauty

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me
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2 months ago

SO FLOOF

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Night Owl
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2 months ago

Awww a kiss

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A Bringhurst
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2 months ago

This time...I lead

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Lazy Farmer
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2 months ago

That cute expression!!!

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Night Owl
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2 months ago

This time the human is sniffing the dog

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Hilary Mol
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2 months ago

You may admire my floof and take a photo, hooman.

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Julie Wiard
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2 months ago

C'mon.. you can whistle.. just put your lips together and blow!

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