In a small town, there’s a single bus stop. It’s a busy stop indeed! it’s the only one that goes in and out of town and into the city. Oddly, a small dog waits there alone. If someone tries to catch him, he runs away. And he is fast! Each time a bus comes, he runs to it as if he’s waiting for someone.
People that come to the town, that do not know the dog, assume that he’s been abandoned. They often ask if he’s waiting for his cruel owner to return. As each bus pulls up, he excitedly runs over. When his owner doesn’t get off, he looks so sad, then walks back to the bus stop’s shelter to wait all over again.
The truth is, this little dog has a story to tell! Years ago, he was abandoned and was tragically hit by a car. The only person that stopped to help him was an elderly woman. The woman is quite poor but that didn’t stop her from bringing the dog home and nursing him back to health. She named him Bal Bal.
Bal Bal pulled through with the help of the kindhearted woman. The townsfolk call her ‘Grandma’. Grandma is poor but she does her best with Bal Bal. She cannot afford a proper fence so she built a makeshift kennel to keep Bal Bal warm on cold days.
However, Bal Bal is clever– and every single time Grandma needs to go into the city to get supplies, he escapes his kennel and runs after her. Grandma thinks it’s because he’s so devoted to her for saving his life. No matter how many hours Grandma is away, Bal Bal waits for her at the bus stop for her to return.
On cold days, Grandma tries so hard to keep Bal Bal at home. But he always finds a way out. He so desperately wants to make sure Grandma is not alone when she arrives back into town. His devotion is incredible. Without uttering a word, Bal Bal tells his human that he loves her so deeply. That he will always be there for her, no matter what. Even if he’s cold and lonely while he waits.
Of course, Grandma worries about his safety and tries her best. But she is poor and weak from old age. She does all she can but it seems Bal Bal has a mind of his own. Watch the touching story below! Aren’t dogs amazing?!