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Homeless Man Goes To The Hospital, Staff Soon Realize That He’s Not Alone
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Homeless Man Goes To The Hospital, Staff Soon Realize That He’s Not Alone

Hospital staff bear witness to some of the most intense and dramatic situations, saving and losing lives is a daily occurrence for these everyday heroes.

With such a physically and emotionally draining occupation, it must come as a great relief to experience moments of pure and simple joy such as this one, shared by Brazilian nurse Cris Mamprim.

Image credits: Cris Mamprim

The scene unfolded at Hospital Regional Alto Vale, in the southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. At 3 am on a Sunday morning Cris was doing her night rounds when a homeless man called César was admitted to receive medication for an ongoing illness he has been fighting.

However, she soon came to realize that while César might be in a difficult place right now, he’s not short of friends.

Image credits: Cris Mamprim

A small group of four dogs was at the hospital door, waiting patiently for César with slightly concerned looks while he received his treatment. Cris was to discover that these loyal pups are well looked after by César, who often goes without a meal himself to make sure that his furry friends get food in their bellies.

“They are all well taken care of and chubby,” Cris told The Dodo. “Seeing them like that, waiting at the door, only shows how much they are cared for and loved.”

Image credits: Cris Mamprim

As César began to recover, staff invited the dogs in so they could be by his side. They offered him a meal, which he, of course, shared with his buddies. “Believe me, he ate some and saved a bit to give the dogs later,” Cris said. Soon after, César was free to go, back to his daily fight for survival on the streets. However, he is not alone.

The reciprocal love and care that he shares with his canine companions are sure to help keep them all safe out there and is a heartwarming example of enduring kindness in a harsh, unforgiving world.

Here’s what people had to say about the heartwarming story

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Sei Ichirou
Community Member
3 years ago

Now I miss my cat :( My mum told me that he was sitting in front of the door to my room meowing when I was away for a bit longer. When I came back he waited for me in the driveway and then didn't leave my side for days as if to make sure I wasn't leaving again. Cats can be loyal, too.

Alexandra Davis
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3 years ago

I came out of hospital last night after 8 days and my cats all missed me. I had them on my bed with me all night and they were fighting to be able to lie closest to mummy and to have mummies attention the most. I'm chronically ill and spend most of my time in bed and they can sense when I'm really unwell/ in lots of pain as they lie with me and keep me company. Sometimes we don't deserve animals, they are the most selfless beings on the planet and we can all learn a lot from them.

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diane a
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3 years ago

This is just so poignant and true. The homeless on the streets have nothing. If they have an animal companion it will motivate those with little hope to take care of their friend, and to take care of themselves in order to continue being able to care for their friend. I have worked with homeless people, and believe me, if someone entirely alone has an animal, it will be the most important thing in their lives.

Marta Puig
Community Member
3 years ago

I loved the post, it shows the true nature of "homeless" people and fur babies. Usually the doggies get better treatment than in "normal" homes, where they can go ignored or abused. Thumbs up heartloving man

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Sei Ichirou
Community Member
3 years ago

Now I miss my cat :( My mum told me that he was sitting in front of the door to my room meowing when I was away for a bit longer. When I came back he waited for me in the driveway and then didn't leave my side for days as if to make sure I wasn't leaving again. Cats can be loyal, too.

Alexandra Davis
Community Member
3 years ago

I came out of hospital last night after 8 days and my cats all missed me. I had them on my bed with me all night and they were fighting to be able to lie closest to mummy and to have mummies attention the most. I'm chronically ill and spend most of my time in bed and they can sense when I'm really unwell/ in lots of pain as they lie with me and keep me company. Sometimes we don't deserve animals, they are the most selfless beings on the planet and we can all learn a lot from them.

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diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

This is just so poignant and true. The homeless on the streets have nothing. If they have an animal companion it will motivate those with little hope to take care of their friend, and to take care of themselves in order to continue being able to care for their friend. I have worked with homeless people, and believe me, if someone entirely alone has an animal, it will be the most important thing in their lives.

Marta Puig
Community Member
3 years ago

I loved the post, it shows the true nature of "homeless" people and fur babies. Usually the doggies get better treatment than in "normal" homes, where they can go ignored or abused. Thumbs up heartloving man

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