When a motorist by the name of Shelby Wardell was stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on a Michigan highway, she didn’t think she could possibly feel happy about it.

But then, she noticed a man exiting his vehicle.

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“I saw this guy walking over to [a] truck,” Wardell said via The Dodo. “I obviously didn’t know what was going on.” But soon it all became clear.

As it turns out, the man had found a way to pass the time while waiting in the traffic jam. He saw another car that happened to have a dog inside — and he couldn’t resist approaching it to give the pup a pat on the head!

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Instead of becoming angry or annoyed in the long traffic jam, this man spotted an opportunity to improve his day.

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If only every uncomfortable situation (like a traffic jam) had a helpful pup to soothe the nerves. It would be easier to tolerate the bad things in life with a helpful pup by your side!