A Stray Hero from Hisyam on Vimeo.
4 years ago, i was afraid of dogs, due to having bad experience with them during my childhood.
but if dogs are described as man's best friend, what a waste it would be if we go through life without understanding or without experiencing why are dogs described as man's best friend? after all, life is about experiences, and not all the material things that surround us.
after adopting tonto from save a stray, tonto has totally changed our perception of dogs. slowly and surely, he gained our trust, love, and we gained his. so much so that we consider him a member of our family now!
but we understand the plights of dog owners, and living in a country where the majority of the population shun dogs.
so this video by hisyam highlighting a muslim couple who sacrifices all for dogs, totaling 700 as of today, is inspiring. it gives hope that there is still hope for humanity in us. the extent they go all out is amazing, even sleeping in their car beside the dog shelter at night.
it's difficult for us to understand the challenges a muslim couple have to go through to do what they have done. they would be shunned, ostracized, and even labeled "lunatic" by their community for dogs are perceived by many of their community as "unclean" animals.
yet, they stand tall and i salute them for all they have done. do yourself a favor, check out the video as well as pak mie's website.