CAIRO: A touching video of a blind dog who recognizes the voice of his shelter carer in Egypt has been touching hearts on social media.
The footage, initially shared by a Facebook user named Ahmad, shows a Whippet overwhelmingly welcoming the rescue shelter worker and playing with him.
The man in the video is heard calling out the name “Arafa” a few times before the blind dog recognizes his voice and runs towards him.
“He’s blind, has never seen me before, and doesn’t recognize my looks, but he can feel,” Ahmad wrote in a caption describing his video.
Stray dogs are found on every street in Egypt, posing a challenge for the authorities. They are often blamed for adding to traffic and being unsafe to pedestrians.
Rescue shelters have become popular but still face difficulties in receiving donations to care for dogs.
نشر شاب مصري يدعى "احمد" على الفيسبوك هذا الفيديو وحصل على تفاعل كبير جدا، يعمل أحمد في منظمة غير ربحية تهدف إلى إيواء و مساعدة الكلاب.
يقول أحمد : أعمى وعمره ما شافني ولا يعرف شكلي، بس بيحس pic.twitter.com/6rr76JaV9O
— هوميروس (@SHE5WN6ON) July 7, 2020