A lot of people assume dogs can naturally withstand harsh weather conditions because of their ancestry and thick coats. But even the strongest of dogs can fall prey to sickness and frostbite in cold conditions.

 

 

This dog’s owner left him outside in freezing temperatures— a whopping -20 degrees! The woman went inside the post office assuming she’d be back in a few minutes and her dog wouldn’t have a problem in the cold. She couldn’t have been more wrong.

Within minutes the dog began to shiver and would have fallen sick or gotten frostbite had he not been spotted by a kind stranger just in time.

 

 

The stranger – a man who was passing by – saw the dog shivering in the cold and decided to sit next to him to give him some warmth. To his pleasant surprise, the dog crawled into his lap and snuggled up to warm himself.

The man stayed with the dog until his owner returned. Who knows what fate the dog would have suffered had this guardian angel not walked up at the right moment.

So please be kind to your pets and don’t assume they can withstand harsh conditions just because they’re ‘animals.’

Click the video below to watch the dog cuddle up with the kind stranger and get warm!