While people were watching a street performance, one dog was living it. During a theatrical show in Turkey, the play had actor Numan Ertuğrul Uzunsoy laying on the floor, hurt. Of course, the injury was pretense.

“The character I played was injured and in great pain,” Uzunsoy told The Dodo. “He’d fallen off a horse, and was breathing hard.”

But a four-legged audience member wasn’t entirely sure, so it burst into the scene to investigate. Uzunsoy was doing such a good job, the pup thought it wasn’t just his character but the man himself who was in trouble. It decided to help Uzunsoy and snuggled right next to him, comforting the actor. Luckily for the rest of the world, the heartwarming moment was caught on video.

Here is the full clip of the dog “helping” the actor

“I felt warmth on my face. First, I thought my costar was approaching me,” the actor said


After realizing the truth, he couldn’t help but break character and give a wide smile

“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.”

Everyone enjoyed the adorable interruption


“My castmates loved the dog, and the audience was very happy”

Image credits: İzmit Belediyesi

One of the crew eventually escorted the sweet dog offstage, where it remained for a while. After making sure the “hurt” man was OK, it strolled away. Uzunsoy, on the other hand, hopes the meeting that day is just the first act of their story.

He wants to reunite with the stray and help him find a home, returning the favor for the kindness it showed.

“The next day I went to the same place, looking for him. People told me he usually hangs out there. I went again today,” Uzunsoy said. “I’ll look for him until I find him. I’ve always loved animals.”


Coming just a day after Bored Panda‘s article about a woman in Turkey leading animal parades, this incident only cements the fact that people and animals get along really well there.

Here’s what people said about the scene