Sometimes little kids are so kind, they truly are an inspiration for humans to be and act better.
A 10-year-old boy named Evan from Bronx, New York reads to shelter dogs each weekend to help them and comfort them, he reads the books at the Animal Care Centers (ACC) of NYC under the “Books for Boroughbreds” program.
The young boy loved the dogs always and when the opportunity to spend time with them presented itself he jumped into it: “I always wanted to work with dogs and I was excited when she told me that I could read to them!” Evan told BuzzFeed.
Despite the young age the little man has a deep love and empathy for these canines and wants to make a difference in their lives.
“I wanted to help [the dogs] conquer their fear so when people interact with them and they want to adopt, they are more socialized,” he told NY1.
“Usually, they are scared, and it’s a new place for them.”
The boy wrote that he has witnessed what difficulties these poor canines go through, he knows that he can’t help all of them and even has seen many of the dogs he read to getting euthanized, but this job has its good sides to and he has seen the impact his kindness has done to these sweet souls, and for him that it’s the biggest reward.
“The most rewarding experience is when I try to specifically help an at-risk dog and I can almost immediately see the impact and how they react to me reading to them,” Evan told Buzzfeed.
“They start to get calm and quiet and some even fall asleep… That makes me happy because I can tell they are scared and stressed.”
The story is a great illustration of how dogs that stay on the shelter sometimes need some extra love to get warmed up to people, but the effort sure as hell is worth it.
“All dogs are good,” Evan told Buzzfeed, addressing the common stigma against shelter animals. “They’re just scared and they need love and they just need to know someone is on their side.”
This is one of the best ways to volunteer, and according to the boy’s mom the ones who benefit from the program are not only dogs.
“It’s taught him a lot about compassion and giving a voice to dogs that don’t have a voice,” Evan’s mother Amanda Persaud told NY1.
Thank you kind man, you are truly an inspiration.