While the crowd realised that Numan was simply playing his part, the canine felt he was in agony. A heart-warming video of a homeless dog checking out a street performer claiming to be injured on social media has gone viral.
As people watched a street show, there was one dog that was enjoying it.
The play had actor Numan Ertuğrul Uzunsoy lying on the floor during a theatrical performance in Turkey, hurt. The accident was of course a pretense.
“The character I played was injured and in great pain,” Uzunsoy told The Dodo. “He’d fallen off a horse, and was breathing hard.”
But a four-legged member of the crowd was not completely confident, so to inquire, it burst into the scene.
Uzunsoy did such a fine job, the pup figured it wasn't just his character but the guy who was in trouble himself.
It agreed to support Uzunsoy, and snuggled right next to him, giving the actor warmth.
Thankfully the heart-warming moment has been caught on camera for the rest of the world.
Eventually one of the crew escorted offstage the little puppy, where it stayed for some time. It strolled forward, after making sure the "hurt" guy was OK.
On the other hand, Uzunsoy hopes the meeting that day will be just the first act of their tale.
He wants to visit the stray and help him find a family, paying back the love for the compassion it gave.
“The next day I went to the same place, looking for him. People told me he usually hangs out there. I went again today,” Uzunsoy said. “I’ll look for him until I find him. I’ve always loved animals.”
Image Credits: İzmit Belediyesi