A homeless child chose to spend his days next to a stray dog he found and befriended on the street.
In 2018, the photo of a sleeping boy hugging his dog touched people’s hearts. After a while, the identity and history of the little boy and his faithful friend were discovered.
The boy’s name is 11-year-old Rommel Quemenales and lives in Quezon City, Philippines. Since he was young, he has been alone, far from his parents.
The little one has a sister, but as she lives in another city and he, not being able to pay for the transport, started to live on the streets of the city.
According to the YAN news portal, the little one has attended school up to 2nd grade and has a burning desire to return to a classroom.
And unfortunately, in the meantime, the child is ridiculed by others who have a better life condition. Poor thing!
Amid so much suffering, Rommel found comfort in his friend Badgi, a mutt who also roamed the streets.
The two became true friends: one encourages the other to keep fighting for life.
The zeal between them is mutual. During the day, while the boy asks for food and shares it with the furry, the dog prevents malicious people from approaching the child. And at night the two hug each other to get away from the cold.
A woman crossing the street where the two were staying was moved and photographed the scene, sharing it on social media. The publication gained great prominence, attracting the eyes of kind people willing to help the duplinha.
In a matter of time, the child fulfilled the dream of going back to school and found his true home, with his little friend. Both were picked up from the streets and live happily alongside a family that truly loves them.
Watch the emotional moment of two friends: